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



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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.“

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