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It's time to take action! 70% of children in Greater Boston are reading below grade level. You can support the fight against childhood illiteracy. 

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Your generosity allows us to engage hundreds of older adults in service to help thousands of Greater Boston students who are struggling to read.

Writing a check? Make payable to Generations Incorporated:
Generations Incorporated
25 Kingston St, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02111

What can your gift do?


Provides a bundle of books and supplies to a student
To promote summer reading, students in Reading Coaches programs receive 3 books, an activity booklet, and pencils.


Provides 1 month of a private stipend for a literacy volunteer


Provides training for the Story Circles* initiative for a group of 20 literacy volunteers
*The Boston Listens project will integrate storytelling/ story acting into the curriculum during “circle” time; these centers will be called Story Circles. Story Circles will be half an hour to an hour long, and include key components to promote children’s cognitive and literacy development.


1 full year of one-on-one literacy tutoring (minimum of 35 sessions) for 1 student


Recruits a team of 10 volunteers for a new school
Writing journals, these are essential in helping children attain reading comprehension.*
*Once a reading session is complete, students are asked to write a passage or draw a picture to show what they’ve learned in the book they just read.


Provides weekly oral language development support for a classroom of 5 year olds


Provides a Naming opportunity for our program at a specific school or after school program

There are other ways to give and show support Generations Incorporated!