For 10 years, Reading and Beyond has provided innovative, research based and effective learning solutions for primary education that meets the needs of individual students. Our afterschool programs create engaging and interactive learning activities for children at 3 elementary schools, 5 community sites, and 4 rural sites. The program serves over 500 children and employs almost 50 staff members. We employ well-trained teams of literacy tutors that are knowledgeable about current research on effective reading strategies. These tutors assist students in a small-group setting to complete their homework and improve their reading level. We assess our students every 3 months with the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) to guide the tutors on the individual needs of the students. We also evaluate our program on a regular basis and make changes to ensure timely progress.