SitStayRead improves literacy skills and fosters a love of learning in Chicago's at-risk children.



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Hud Mellencamp Shows His Support


SitStayRead is proud to have the support of Hud Mellencamp,…

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Every Dollar Counts


  $15.00 provides an at-risk child a one-on-one reading session…

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WYCC In the Loop Features SitStayRead

In the Loop

Watch as WYCC came to a Dog Visit at NTA…

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Partner Schools for 2013-14!

Students at Cameron Elementary dancing during a program

We’re excited to announce our partner schools for this school…

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„Sit Stay Read brings the world to our classroom through their books, dogs, volunteers and guest readers. My students have a very limited view of the world. Most don’t even realize there’s a beach less than a mile from the front door of our school.“

-Second Grade Teacher, Read more testimonials.