Room to Read is a leading nonprofit supporting children's literacy & girls' education. Our Students Helping Students network volunteers and takes action.

Students Helping Students

Change the World through the Power of Education


Everyone has the power to ignite world change, no matter how big or small you are! Students Helping Students (SHS) is our global youth network of changemakers committed to ending global illiteracy, improving access to education so that all students can reach their full potential. Students across 30 countries have mobilized to raise both awareness and funds to improve access to quality education for all. Join our Students Helping Students movement!

 

Start Your Journey Towards World Change With a Challenge. Do Not Read This.
Imagine a day without reading. What about a lifetime? 250 million children around the world are not learning, but at Room to Read we are doing what we can to change this. Fail our challenge and get your friends to fail too!

Meet a Changemaker. Be a Changemaker.

Maddie

Maddie and friends held a bake sale and raised enough to teach 5 kids to read and write.

Room to Read is a leading nonprofit supporting children's literacy & girls' education. Our Students Helping Students network volunteers and takes action.
Room to Read is a leading nonprofit supporting children's literacy & girls' education. Our Students Helping Students network volunteers and takes action.

Queen's University

This student chapter "camped" inside a a library for a week and raised $180,000!

Room to Read is a leading nonprofit supporting children's literacy & girls' education. Our Students Helping Students network volunteers and takes action.
Room to Read is a leading nonprofit supporting children's literacy & girls' education. Our Students Helping Students network volunteers and takes action.

Northeastern University

This student chapter asked their community to donate "bricks" and raised $710 for Nepal.

Room to Read is a leading nonprofit supporting children's literacy & girls' education. Our Students Helping Students network volunteers and takes action.
Room to Read is a leading nonprofit supporting children's literacy & girls' education. Our Students Helping Students network volunteers and takes action.

Sofia

From dedicating her birthday to running a bake sale with friends, Sofia has raised over $1,300 for global literacy!

Room to Read is a leading nonprofit supporting children's literacy & girls' education. Our Students Helping Students network volunteers and takes action.
Room to Read is a leading nonprofit supporting children's literacy & girls' education. Our Students Helping Students network volunteers and takes action.

How to Get Involved

Host A Read-a-thon

Read books to raise money. Ask family, friends and neighbors to support your reading goal through pledges, all while improving your own reading skills!

Organize the Ultimate Book Swap

Give-a-book, take-a-book. A twist on a typical book swap, this event involves a participation fee for attendees. Did you know just $1 can publish a children’s book?

Collect Small Change for Big Change

Host a change drive at your school, with friends or even your family. Together, small change can make a BIG difference!

Ready for World Change? Get Started Today!

Room to Read is a leading nonprofit supporting children's literacy & girls' education. Our Students Helping Students network volunteers and takes action.

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