OUR IMPACT

347050

Children served annually in NC & SC

433

Participating Clinics & Hospitals

1448

Reach Out & Read Carolinas Trained Medical Providers

Reach Out and Read Carolinas plays a critical role in the lives of young children and their families. It supports bonding, early brain development, and a love of learning.  At every interaction with families, ROR is committed to ensuring the intervention is moving from transactional to transformational, and we are doing this together – as social impact partners.


  • We focus on positive impacts for families and communities through a two-generational lens.
  • We understand the social determinants of health and their impacts on the lives of the children and families in our community.
  • We support and build strengths and skills in parents to have healthy families and strong communities.

Our evidence base of 15 peer-reviewed research studies shows that during the preschool years, children served by Reach Out and Read score three to six months ahead of their non-ROR peers on vocabulary tests. These early foundational language skills help propel children on a path of success when they enter school.

A Happy Ending

Reach Out and Read Carolinas has a done a tremendous job over the last several years of partnering across systems and sectors to amplify both the reach and the quality of the intervention in North and South Carolina. Their commitment to increasingly rigorous evaluation, earlier intervention, and deepening relationships with their providers has really positioned them to be a national leader in early literacy and, most importantly, their commitment to quality means great things for the young children in the Carolinas.

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