About us

More than 20% of  Australian children arrive at school without the skills necessary to make the most of their early education.

In some communities the figure is much higher. Research shows that no matter how good their subsequent teaching, these children can fall further and further behind. They may struggle with literacy, employment, health and happiness for the rest of their lives.

Paint the Town REaD works to overcome this by motivating communities across Australia to read with their children so they’re ready to learn to read at school.

We partner with local agencies  to form Paint the Town REaD groups in their communities. Each group organises its own year-round reading events and thinks about encouraging their community to read in eveything they do.

We currently have 70+ (and growing!) locations across Australia.

Want to help change your community for the better? Contact us and we’ll help you get  started.