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
Boston Partners in Education

Coordinators - David Glynn,
Pam Poindexter and Tiana Stephens



Christopher House

Franklin Fine Arts Center

Coordinators - Mark Burkland, Steve Elrod, Kathy Kestler, Lisa Kpor and Tom Woodrow



Reading Partners North Texas

Coordinator - Eric Pfeifle


Fort Lauderdale

North Fork Elementary School

Take Stock in Children

Coordinator - Betty Lloyd



S. P. Livingston Elementary School

Coordinator - Michelle Borandi



Do the Write Thing

NALP/Street Law Legal Diversity Pipeline

Read to a Child at Downtown Miami Charter School

Coordinators - 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 and Ben Wilson


Community Based Care of Central Florida

Orlando Day Nursery

Pineloch Elementary School Cub Scout Pack 142

Street Law

Coordinator - Kathy Molhem


San Francisco

Yick Wo Elementary School

Coordinator - Erik Scales



Annual Back to School Shop Event
Stamford Family YMCA

United Way Business to Books Read-A-Thon

Coordinator - Dawn Rudenko



Franklin Middle School Mock Trial Program
John Germany Young Readers Initiative

Rampello K-8 Magnet School

Coordinators - Brandon Faulkner, Paul McDermott, Pat Skelton and Kendall Wilson



Houston Elementary School
NALP/Street Law Legal Diversity Pipeline Program

Coordinators - Kyrus Freeman


West Palm Beach

Urban Youth Impact

Coordinators - Paul Lawler, Jason Lazarus and Seth Welner




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