Read 2 Lead (R2L) is an early literacy focused non profit organization located in Poweshiek County, Iowa. Our mission is to support the language and literacy development of children aged 0-5 in our community through the provision of books, programs and other supports that foster an inquisitive mind and a love of reading.
Our organization took shape in 2019 when several community members supporting various children’s literacy projects came together, pooling efforts to sustain and further develop these early-literacy focused projects into effective and sustainable programs. In June 2019, the organization incorporated, received its official 501(c)3 status and adopted the name, Read 2 Lead. Since inception and to-date, 100% of every dollar given has gone directly to supporting R2L programs.