Monterey Bay Aquarium Trip - An Ocean of Fun!

After-School Program

38 students from Reading And Beyond’s After-School Program recently took a trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium for a day of exploration.  Children learned about the Pacific Ocean and fascinating Marine life.  It was the first time many of the students had been to the ocean.

The trip was a special donation from Monterey Bay Aquarium.  Special thanks goes to volunteer Vickie Cooksey who made this event possible.


Two Reading And Beyond

Programs Featured in the News

Summer Program

Reading And Beyond's 2010 Summer Program was recently featured on KFSN-30 news as an excellent free program for children reading below their grade-level. Students improve their reading skills over the summer, preparing them for the upcoming school year.

Watch the News Segment

on our Video Page

View the Photo Gallery of

the Summer Program

Bridge Academy

Also in the news, our job readiness program, Bridge Academy, was featured on the front page of The Fresno Bee newspaper’s Sunday edition.  The article details the formation and goals of the program, and highlights Nick Valencia as one of its first success stories.

Read the article here

Back To School!

Kick off the school year

with an Honor Donation

Show your children’s teacher, tutor, or mentor that their work is making a difference by honoring them with a donation to Reading And Beyond.

By making a donation in their name, you’re supporting our community and allowing us to help more children reach their potential for success.

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Honor Donation cards

Current Job Openings

  1. Bullet Parent Educational Coach

  2. Bullet Math Advisor / Tutor

  3. Bullet Master Teacher

Click on a job title to download a complete job description.  To apply, please visit our Jobs Page.

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A Day for Fathers and their Families

West Park Elementary

On Father’s Day, a fun educational event was held at West Park Elementary School.  Families participated in science activities, launching rockets with water and air pressure.

The event was held by the West Park Family Literacy Program, a Reading And Beyond program funded by First 5 Fresno County, to encourage the participation of fathers in parent-child activities.

The purpose of the West Park Family Literacy Program is to educate and empower parents in the rural West Park community to be their children’s first teacher, and to increase literacy activities in the home.  The program conducts home visits, parent workshops, and parent-child developmental play groups.

We want to thank all the families that participated, the faculty of West Park Elementary School, and First 5 Fresno County, for such a fun family day.


eNewsletter - Issue 6 - July 2010

Success Spotlight

Upward Bound Summer Institute

Reading And Beyond’s college prep program Upward Bound has been busy with the Summer Institute, a summer program that ran from June 14 to July 22.  The institute offers a full range of supplementary classes, including iCollege 101, which prepares students for the academic demands and daily life of college.

Gurjodh is a student entering his Junior year at Central East High School.  He was in the Upward Bound program during the previous school year, and is was also enrolled in the summer institute...

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