About Us

Read Across Jamaica is an international literacy program formed to foster a love of reading in children in Jamaica and the Diaspora. Since 2003 we have been collecting and distributing books to schools in Jamaica and engaging young people in literacy activities during our yearly trips to the island.

Literacy opens doors and creates opportunities. Access to education is key to helping young people develop and realize their goals and providing books is a vehicle to accomplish them. Our goal is to help Jamaica achieve a 100% literacy rate for its students.

Literacy is a fundamental human right and the foundation for lifelong learning. ~ United Nations

Our mission

Our mission is to help children develop a love of reading that will empower them and encourage a culture of life-long and personal development.

Our goal

Our goal is to assist schools, reading centers, and after-school programs in acquiring literacy and library resources to help disadvantaged students increase their opportunities to learn and to read.