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SitStayRead's mission is to improve literacy skills and foster a love of learning in at-risk children. Founded in 2003, the organization brings teams of trained volunteers and certified reading assistance dogs to Chicago Public Schools and inner-city community programs. SitStayRead is the leading literacy organization in the United States to use dogs as a tool to improve reading in grades one through four. Dogs enable SitStayRead to tackle the serious issue of childhood illiteracy in a fun way, and test scores prove that our programs improve reading fluency.


Megan Kendall

Purdue University

Location Chicago, IL
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  1. Animal-assisted activities
  2. Animal-assisted education
  3. Animal-assisted therapies
  4. Child development
  5. Dogs
  6. Human-animal interactions
  7. Literacy
  8. Mammals
  9. Reading
  10. Reading assistance dogs