Our speaker today was Rebecca Mullen, Executive Director of Reading Power. Reading Power is a nonprofit that provides trained reading tutoring to low-achieving kindergarteners, first graders, and second graders in North Chicago schools. Currently there are 160 volunteer tutors working with over 200 students each year.


Reading Power was founded in 2003 by Lake Forest resident and reading specialist Mary Jane Hender and Rev. Gordon Butcher to provide early intervention and individual attention to students whose needs were not being met by the schools. The one-on-one program has proved to be very successful in improving students' progress in reading as well as building their confidence and their belief in thir own ability to succeed.

For more information, visit www.readingpowerinc.org.