Team Read provides additional reading support to Dallas elementary students during the school day and after-school.

In-School Program

Our in-school program offers reading support at 6 elementary schools located in Dallas and currently serves 216 students. School principals and teachers select students who demonstrate need for reading intervention. These students receive 120 minutes per week of small-group instruction that supplements the school’s existing reading program and is aligned to the TEKS. 


Small group instruction
Explicit phonics review
Guided Reading sessions tailored to student needs
Comprehension instruction
One-on-one “buddy reading” session with a community volunteer/mentor
Istation online reading program

Our In-School Program is currently offered at selected schools within Dallas ISD and Uplift Education. To learn more about becoming a partner school contact us at

Team Read After-School Program

Our after-school program is offered to elementary students that live or go to school in West Dallas. 
It is an academic enrichment and tutoring program focused on improving students’ literacy skills. We currently serve approximately 145 children in our after-school program at three program sites: Readers 2 Leaders’ Booktown, Uplift Heights Primary, and Lorenzo de Zavala Elementary. 


Explicit phonics review
One-on-one “buddy reading” session with community volunteers/mentors
Istation computer program
Comprehension instruction                  
Hands-on activities                                                                                                                                   Homework help


Monday through Thursday
from 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Children are provided with a snack



$25 per month
Monthly fee waived if your child meets monthly attendance requirements. 

Financial assistance available to families in need


Booktown (Readers 2 Leaders literacy center)
2223 Singleton Blvd. Suite 140
Dallas, TX 75212

Uplift Heights Primary Preparatory
2202 Calypso St.
Dallas, TX 75212

Lorenzo de Zavala Elementary School* 
3214 N. Winnetka Blvd
Dallas, TX 75212

*This site is operated in partnership with Big Thought Thriving Minds

Enroll in After-School

To enroll your child in Team Read After-School or be added to the waiting list call Readers 2 Leaders office at 214-905-0095. 

To participate in the Heights and De Zavala programs, the child must be a student at those schools. Students must be enrolled in the Big Thought Thriving Minds after-school program.

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We are elated to have the opportunity to extend our scholars’ school day through our partnership with R2L. We have a big task in preparing ALL of our scholars to go to college. R2L is helping us serve 45 of our most struggling scholars through the program. Without R2L, these scholars’ learning would end at 3:30, so many of our parents have expressed their gratitude having this opportunity. It has been great growing the partnership between Heights scholars and R2L staff.
— Kristin Algier, Principal, Uplift Heights Primary Preparatory School