Advocate for Reading

App: Read by 4th


Home page of Read by 4th, easy to navigate

Home page of Read by 4th, easy to navigate

New Partnership

MilkCrate is proud to announce the launch of Read by 4th’s Reading Captain App. The Reading Captain app by MilkCrate makes it easier to find the resources and tools to be the best literacy resource on the block by allowing Reading Captains to learn, act, share, discover, and stay informed about future and ongoing events in the Read by 4th community.

About Read by 4th

Read by 4th is a citywide campaign that brings the community together to work towards a shared vision of ensuring that all children will be reading on grade level by the time they enter the 4th grade. At the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year, almost 2/3 of the children in Philadelphia entering the fourth grade were unable to read at grade level.

It is Read by 4th’s mission to transform Philadelphia’s children into strong readers, so that each and every child has the opportunity to grow into exceptional learners. With the help of the Reading Captains and their brand new app, children are able to become more confident in their reading, and parents are able to be more informed about the literacy resources available throughout the city.

How the app helps the Captains

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The Reading Captain app is the go-to app for Captains to:

  • Easily locate the tools necessary to learn about different resources so that families can help their children become great leaders

  • Learn about Read by 4th’s programs, services, and volunteer opportunities

  • Register for events and workshops

  • Report and track volunteer hours

  • Recruit more Reading Captains.

Admins can easily track the progress of their app

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Administrators are able to track specific activities, challenges, and actions that Reading Captains encourage parents and kids to take, for example, going to community meetings, going to Reading Captain meetings, or sharing info on social media.

The Reading Captain app is available in the app store for iOs and Android phones, along with other MilkCrate apps that help companies better reach the communities they serve. If you are involved in a program or an organization that would like to engage and support your community - let us know! We would be thrilled to arrange a free demo of how our platform works and see how we can be of help building your organization’s app.