Watch Our Story

This five-minute video shows founding pediatricians, pediatric experts, and the children and families that Reach Out and Read serves.

A Message from Reach Out and Read Rhode Island Executive Director Susanna R. Beckwith

Thank you for your interest in Reach Out and Read Rhode Island! Our mission is to give young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.
Today, childhood brain development is at the forefront of many policy conversations.  Although the topic is complex, the way to ensure success is simple. Reading aloud to your children every day guarantees positive outcomes including increased language acquisition, greater social and emotional development, and enhanced school readiness skills. With 15 independent, published research studies backing us up – we’ve proven that this recipe works! Whether you are a parent, provider or potential supporter, we hope you will take a few moments to learn more about our program – and how you can help. Reach Out and Read RI is where great stories begin….

Susanna R. Beckwith


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