One book can change a life.
Imagine what six can do.
Read to Succeed was created to address the achievement gap head-on. By encouraging the crucial activity of summer reading, this innovative program helps underprivileged students to keep from falling behind and encourages them, through scholarships, to focus on attending college. There is no opportunity like Read to Succeed in Rhode Island that delivers such an effective and connected dual impact for students and their families. Read to Succeed remains free to students, parents and schools. The Papitto Foundation continues to fund all administrative expenses so that 100% of your philanthropy produces a direct benefit to Read to Succeed scholars.
Read to Succeed has learned through post-program surveys and direct interaction with students, parents, grandparents and educators, that the Read to Succeed program provides a powerful opportunity for low-income students and is often the first hope for college for these students. This unique program instills a sense of academic drive and direction, and a feeling of accomplishment.