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1110 Adele H. Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742



Mission Statement

The mission of America Reads*America Counts (AR*AC), a partnership between the University of Maryland and Prince George's County Public Schools, is to provide a high quality mentoring program that enriches learning opportunities for both college and elementary school students.

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America Reads*America Counts is now accepting applications for new Mentors for Spring 2015

Want to know more about becoming a mentor? Look here!

AR*AC Stats & Important Numbers

During the 2013-2014 school year, 338 AR*AC mentors:

  • Spent 1,225 hours in elementary schools each week. 
  • Partnered with 19 PGCPS partner schools. 
  • Helped 46.6% of their 1st and 2nd grade mentees increase reading ability by at least three book levels. 
  • Helped 54% of their 4th grade mentees increase math scores by at least 20%. 
  • Impacted more than 3,920 PGCPS students and parents. 


Target sponsors America Reads*America Counts.The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region sponsors America Reads*America Counts.The Walton Community Fund sponsors America Reads*America Counts.The National Home Library Foundation Sponsors America Reads*America Counts.BJ's Charitable Foundation sponsors America Reads*America Counts.