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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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Volunteer for ARACPNP Celebration Events! 

Maryland Reads Day - Friday, April 28

Maryland Counts Day - Friday, May 5

Partners in Print Family Day - Saturday, May 6 (We are seeking Spanish speakers for this event!)

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Statistics and Important Numbers

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

  • Spent 1,225 hours in elementary schools each week 
  • Partnered with 19 Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) 
  • Helped 46.6 percent of their first and second grade mentees increase reading ability by at least three book levels
  • Helped 54 percent of their fourth grade mentees increase math scores by at least 20 percent 
  • Impacted more than 3,920 PGCPS students and parents


The Walton Community Fund sponsors America Reads*America Counts.The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region sponsors America Reads*America Counts.The National Home Library Foundation Sponsors America Reads*America Counts.Circle K International logo