The name “Reader to Leader” was chosen because we believe literacy is the first step towards a grander vision of raising up leaders who can empower communities to overcome generational poverty. We believe the greatest impact on at-risk neighborhoods will come from well-equipped, Spirit-filled, transformational leaders who grew up in those neighborhoods and return to work in them or others like them.
3-5 Years Expand next year to schools near Frazer such as Garrett Elementary. In future years, expand to every at-risk public elementary school by partnering with other churches and sharing best practices.
5-6 Years Develop a model for a Middle School Mentoring Ministry. Mentors continue to provide academic support while nurturing healthy emotional choices through these turbulent transition years.
6-10 Years Implement a Leadership Development program for High School students. Continue to provide academic and emotional support while challenging and equipping young people to become transformational leaders.
10-15 Years Expand the Leadership Development program to support students through college with a special focus on leaders who will commit to stay in Montgomery and work in the at-risk neighborhoods they grew up in.