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Who We Serve

Page Ahead joins with more than 200 preschools, elementary schools, early childhood centers, migrant centers, homeless shelters, teen parenting programs, and social service agencies across Washington State to promote motivational reading events, provide new books to children, and encourage parents to read with their children. Between September 2012 and August 2013, Page Ahead will distribute more than 77,000 new books to almost 30,000 at-risk children at 343 reading events. Since its inception in 1990, Page Ahead has distributed more than 2.3 million books to 650,000 at-risk children.

Page Ahead serves children from birth to age 12 who are considered to be at risk: those who receive free lunches or live below the federal poverty level, receive English language tutoring, or read below grade level. By working with at-risk children early in their learning process, Page Ahead helps them build strong reading skills and avoid the problems created by illiteracy.

Page Ahead Recipient Sites, 2012-2013

Washington County Children Served Books Distributed Reading Events
Benton
805
2117
5
Clallam
204
612
24
Clark
1,505
4,515
6
Cowlitz
482
1,024
5
Douglas
215
645
3
Franklin
172
344
2
Grant
269
538
2
Island
126
378
3
Jefferson
42
126
6
King
10,388
26,918
93
Kitsap
1,466
2,932
14
Lewis
152
456
3
Okanogan
1,071
3,213
9
Pierce
2,413
6,751
41
Skagit
834
2502
6
Snohomish
2,957
7,244
63
Spokane
3,156
8,762
25
Stevens
494
1,482
12
Thurston
32
96
3
Walla Walla
541
1,623
6
Whitman
106
318
3
Yakima
2,261
4,933
9
Grand Total
29,691
77,529
343