Reach Out and Read-Carolinas is part of the nationwide Reach Out and Read organization.

The Reach Out and Read Model

Our Mission
Reach Out and Read prepares America's youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together.

The Reach Out and Read Model
Doctors, nurse practitioners, and other medical professionals incorporate Reach Out and Read's evidence-based, three-part model into regular pediatric checkups:

As a result of this three-part intervention at the doctor's office, parents become more engaged and read to their children more often at home. The time spent reading translates into quantifiable gains: Our evidence base of 15 peer-reviewed research studies shows that during the preschool years, children served by Reach Out and Read score three to six months ahead of their non-Reach Out and Read peers on vocabulary tests. These early foundational language skills help propel children on a path of success when they enter school.

Download a one page description of our program. Where we are located


Help Me Grow South Carolina
Palmetto Health Children's Hospital
Reach Out and Read National Center
Scholastic Inc.
Success By 6
Warbranch Press
South Carolina First Steps
Select Health of SC
SC Early Childhood Association
Wake County Smart Start
State and Public Libraries
Department of Social Services
SC Legislature
Rotary International
Junior League International
The Lucy Daniels Center
Kids In Parks
Mom Congress
NC Partnership for Children
NC Pediatric Society
Sixty Second Parent
NC Community Health Center Association