Scholastic R.E.A.L. is everything you need to set up and facilitate a successful mentorship program. It gives community-based organizations the tools necessary to recruit, encourage, and equip inspiring mentors to help students build literacy skills. R.E.A.L. mentors spend an hour each month reading some of the most engaging grade-appropriate fiction and nonfiction books to select classrooms and community centers.

What it Includes

  • Mentor Read-Aloud Guides
  • Student activity sheets
  • High-interest book titles
  • Program organizing tips
  • Implementation Guide

Our district is focused on literacy, and being able to have these great volunteers serve as mentors and give their time as a positive example of how a lifelong love of reading can be beneficial in any career our students would choose.


—Dr. Lewanda Morse, Desoto County Schools, Scholastic R.E.A.L. Partner