66% of 4th graders in Georgia are not reading-proficient and 33% are below the basic reading level. (2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress)

REAP: Reading is Essential for All People


For students to break the reading code, teachers need the right tools. Reading is Essential for All People is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving reading proficiency through teacher training and enrichment.

REAP provides public school teachers with specialized training that reinforces the foundations of reading. These training approaches are helpful for any child, in any classroom, small group, or one-on-one situation, and are especially critical for struggling readers.  

Please bear with us as our site is updated and upgraded.  Our new site will be up soon!

Click here to see what our teachers in training have to say about what they are learning and how it affects their students. 

Our Partners in Reading Proficiency

Reading is Essential for All People is honored to partner with the following organizations in our mission to improve reading proficiency in all public school students.  We are grateful these groups and their support.



The Decatur Education Foundation works to help Decatur youth realize their full potential, not only in the classroom but also through learning experiences that contribute to personal development.


IDA-logoThe International Dyslexia Association – Georgia Branch (IDA-GA) is a non-profit, scientific and educational organization which was formed to increase public awareness of dyslexia. We are a resource and support system for parents, dyslexics, and educators.



CertaPro logo

A huge thank you to our corporate sponsor, CertaPro Painters of Atlanta.  CertaPro’s donations pay for all of REAP’s operational expenses so that EVERY dollar donated goes directly to the cause.

We also want to thank the Agnes Scott College’s Office of Student Disability Services for partnering with REAP to offer educational and awareness events to the local community.

Thank you to the professional organizations and the Orton-Gillingham Fellows that work with us to provide the training:  The Swift School, The Schenck School, and Georgia ETA.

By sowing the seeds of reading proficiency for all in today’s public school teachers we will ensure that tomorrow’s America will REAP the benefits of productive individuals and successful communities.