Become a partner

Your Support Changes Lives

AR Kids Read’s vision is that EVERY child in Arkansas will read on grade level by the end of 3rd grade. AR Kids Read Partners are vital to our volunteer-based model. They:

  • Invest $1,500 or more annually and/or provide a minimum of five tutors to AR Kids Read (AKR). Their annual financial investment provides support for their designated partner school(s) including training, resources (tutoring books and supplies), and data collection/evaluation for at least five to 10 tutors serving 10 to 20 elementary students (each receiving free books for their home libraries).
  • Designate a Partner Contact within their organization. The Partner Contact:
    o Serves as a liaison between the organization and AKR.
    o Works with AKR to launch an effective internal tutor recruitment campaign. AKR will provide marketing materials to assist with this effort.

We truly value our partners. They receive quarterly digital digests with updates regarding AKR. We spotlight our partners via social media, our website, and/or email communication and strive to regularly show our appreciation for their support.

Our 2020 Partners


First Security Bank
First Security Bank
First Security Bank

Grant & Foundation Support


Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation
Arkansas Community Foundation
Arnold and Winnie Palmer Foundation
Bass Charitable Foundation
Blue and You Foundation
Christian Community Foundation of Memphis on behalf of The Clark Family
Fellowship Bible Church Missions Fund
Fidelity Charitable Grant on behalf of The McDonald Family
First Book OMG
Dollar General
Heart of Arkansas United Way
Hogan Taylor
Kroger Community Rewards
Mitchell Williams Take Time to Give
National Christian Foundation
Network for Good
TEGNA Foundation
United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas
US Bank Employee Giving
Walton Family Foundation
Windgate Foundation
Union Pacific Foundation

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