The Opening Doors for Children program serves thousands of children and schools.  Our volunteers work in their communities by helping students in need of tutors, mentors and role models.


Opening Doors for Children enriches the learning opportunities of young people and affirms that we can make a difference in a child's life.  The program is about helping a child with reading comprehension or providing the opportunity for a student to take home a book his or her family could not afford.  It's about proving to a foster child that there are constants in life, like a mentor, or providing a child in need with a caring tutor.


Following is a list of our programs:



Josiah Quincy Elementary School

Josiah Quincy Upper School
Power Lunch

Coordinators - Kevin Bergesen, David Glynn
and Pam Poindexter



Christopher House Read-A-Thon

Coordinators - Kathy Kestler and Tom Woodrow



Reading Partners North Texas

Coordinator - Eric Pfeifle


Fort Lauderdale

North Fork Elementary School

Take Stock in Children

Coordinator - Betty Lloyd



R.V. Daniels Elementary School

Susie E. Tolbert Elementary School

Coordinator - Michelle Borandi



Do the Write Thing

NALP/Street Law Legal Diversity Pipeline Program

Read to a Child

Coordinators - Eric Funt, Ed Ramos and Esther Rodriguez


New York City

Brooklyn Preparatory High School

Development School for Youth (DSY)

Legal Outreach, Inc.

PENCIL Partnership Program

Coordinators - Maria Favuzza, Loren Forrest, Chris Nolan, Kate Skeele and Ben Wilson


Grand Avenue Primary Learning Center

Orlando Day Nursery

Pineloch Elementary School Cub Scout Pack 142

Street Law Program

Coordinator - Kathy Molhem


San Francisco

Yick Wo Elementary School

Coordinator - Erik Scales



Annual Business to Books Read-a-thon

Coordinator - Dawn Rudenko



A Brighter Community Holiday Program
Franklin Middle School Mock Trial Program

Rampello K-8 Magnet School

Coordinators - Paul McDermott and Pat Skelton


West Palm Beach

Urban Youth Impact

Coordinators - Alison Brown, Jason Lazarus and Wanda Whigham




Click here to view a brief video outlining the Opening Doors for Children program.