Project READS

Listing Last Update: November 9, 2018


1005 W Rudisill Blvd
Suite 308
Fort Wayne, IN 46807

Primary Contact

DeShawn Wert

(260) 423-6447 Ext:2926

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To find a family literacy program (families attend together)
  • To help my child learn
  • To volunteer at a program

Program Overview

Striving Kindergarten through 3rd Grade learners receive 1 -to - 1 literacy tutoring from trained volunteers for 1 hour per week at any one of 18 Neighborhood Literacy Sites across Allen County, Indiana.

Hours of operation: 8:00am - 5:00pm M-TH, 8:00am - 12:00pm F

Cost info: Program Payroll $90,352 Program Operating Expenses $20,068 Programming $5632 TOTAL 116.052

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

Facebook Review 4/16/18This program is awesome!! My daughter started in the beginning of the school year and she's progressed so much through the year. I'm very thankful for the teachers who take the time to help those students who need a little extra help! Thank you!!One mother shared that her son, who was the youngest of three children, had grown up listening to her read to the other children. He knew all of the books "by heart" so it came as a big surprise when her son started reading and was "very behind" according to the teacher. Her son, Mitchel, was referred to Project READS and flourished. He also went on to become a mentor himself in high school when he was older . . . and then on to West Point. This July, he is getting married and his Project READS "buddy" is in his wedding party. Additionally, the "buddy" in the wedding party has also said he's going to be a Project READS mentor this fall. Our program impacts people's lives way beyond reading.