Read > Lead > Achieve
For more than 100 years, Pi Beta Phi has believed in the power of reading. Read > Lead > Achieve® is Pi Beta Phi's philanthropic effort, which inspires a lifelong love of reading that can unlock true potential creating a more literate and productive society. It is easy to get involved in Pi Beta Phi's Read > Lead > Achieve reading initiatives. Our charge is for each and every Pi Beta Phi to find a way they can participate, donate or advocate for Read > Lead > Achieve!
Pi Phi's international Read > Lead > Achieve initiatives include the following:
- Fraternity Day of Service - Pi Beta Phi's international day of literacy-related service celebrated in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday.
- Champions are Readers ® Pi Beta Phi's unique reading enrichment program for students in prekindergarten through third grade.
- The Literacy Advocacy Project - an advocacy training program presented by Pi Beta Phi in partnership with the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy.
- Arrow in the Arctic - Pi Phi’s Canadian philanthropy, Arrow in the Arctic, supports reading in Canada’s Northern library systems: the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
- Read > Lead > Achieve Month - Throughout the month of September, Pi Beta Phi is dedicated to raising awareness for Read > Lead > Achieve!
A NOTE FROM OUR DIRECTOR OF SERVICE AND PHILANTHROPY
Pi Beta Phi’s national philanthropy, Read>Lead>Achieve, aims to foster a lifelong commitment and love of reading that can better our society through literacy. As the Direct of Service and Philanthropy, it is my job to inspire other members of our organization to participate in philanthropic events and fundraising efforts to contribute to the lowering of the 1 in 4 child statistic, because just one illiterate child is one too many.
New York Eta has developed fun and collaborative ways to contribute to our philanthropy. For the Fraternity Day of Service we will be collecting books and stationary for donation to children in need of materials to better their learning. As always I am very excited for the new year in the Champions are Readers program. There is much anticipation for this as we aim to teach not only one, but three classes throughout the Spring semester!
I hope that with my experience in planning service events and enthusiasm I can find new and innovative ways to encourage NY Eta to invest in our philanthropy!
Pi Phi Love + Mine,
Director of Service and Philanthropy