Since 1991, Read Ahead (formerly known as Everybody Wins! New York) has been devoted to promoting children’s literacy in the New York metropolitan area, through our signature reading-based mentoring program.

We match corporate and community volunteers with struggling readers in nearby elementary schools and facilitate lunchtime mentoring sessions every week during the school year.

Read Ahead intervenes at a pivotal point in children’s schooling to improve their odds for a better and more literate life.

By taking part in our reading-based mentoring program, students who struggle with reading are able to increase their proficiency and improve their self-confidence, motivating them to read more for pleasure in school and at home. Our reading based mentoring program does more than develop necessary reading skills. It enables children to create lives for themselves that are fulfilling, and often, inspiring


Chris Carrino is a co-worker, friend, and top advocate for Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD).  The Chris Carrino Foundation is dedicated to the effort of eradicating the life-altering effects of FSHD by funding scientific research for treatment and an eventual cure.