Sit Stay Read (Chicago, IL)

A Black boy reading to a very fluffy dog, who is watching him intently

SitStayRead (SSR) advances children’s literacy skills with Certified Reading Assistance dogs, trained literacy volunteers, and a proven curriculum that focuses on social-emotional learning. SSR provides year-round programming for low-income students in kindergarten through third grades in underserved neighborhoods throughout Chicago. SSR envisions a world where every child in Chicago becomes a proficient reader and realizes their full potential.