Words Alive exists to inspire children, young adults and families to be passionate about reading in order to unlock their imagination and to be better prepared for the future.
We focus on underserved communities and at-risk youth. Our programs develop cognitive and verbal skills, instill a love of reading and enhance self-esteem. They also allow young readers to understand their own personal experience and how it relates to a larger context. We demonstrate that reading can be a dynamic, magical, fun part of life, and that a commitment to reading contributes to personal and professional success.
Words Alive believes that reading is a fundamental skill that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. By going into classrooms, meeting with parents and working with book groups, we bring the written word to children and students who have not been exposed to or have lost interest in reading.
Please click the links to your left to learn more about our programs in detail, consider volunteering for Words Alive or making a donation to support Words Alive's efforts.
If you have any questions about our programs, volunteer opportunities or donations, please contact the Words Alive office at (858) 274-9673 or email.