America Reads and Counts at NYU is the largest America Reads and Counts program in the nation.
America Reads, a national campaign started in 1997, challenges every American to help our children learn to read well and independently. Building on the success of America Reads, America Counts was initiated in 1999 to improve young students' achievements in mathematics.
NYU's America Reads program began in 1997 with 600 tutors in 43 schools in New York City School Districts 1 and 2.
Currently, we place approximately 850 tutors in 72 city schools in Districts 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 13, 15, 22, and 23. These NYU undergraduate and graduate students provide close to 10,000 hours per week of academic assistance to students in Kindergarten to the 8th grade — at no cost to the participating schools.