America Reads/America Counts (AR/AC)

America Reads/America Counts is a team of more than 150 Iowa State students committed to improving children's reading and math knowledge. To accomplish our goal, we partner with more than 30 schools and agencies in central Iowa. Iowa State students assist elementary and middle schools in Story, Boone, Jasper, Hamilton, Hardin and Polk Counties. Iowa State's America Reads/America Counts program is proud that our students are engaged in the community and support our mission.


Iowa State University's America Reads/America Counts mission is to increase reading and math skills of local youth and promote college student mentoring and service to the community. This is achieved by providing local schools with trained college student reading and math partners, and enlisting the support of local teachers, administrators, parents, Iowa State faculty and staff, community volunteers and other organizations.


To learn more about our program please browse our website, visit our Frequently Asked Questions section, or contact the America Reads/America Counts staff at or 515-294-7368.

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