• Family Reads


The Family Reads program helps fathers and their middle school age children with reading, literacy, and leadership development. It is an empowerment program that engages participants to connect with individuals and resources to help them lead better lives. Participants connect with community leaders who present about their lives and careers through engaging sessions about books that have transformed their lives. Additionally, the program partners with: The State of Ohio NAACP, local schools, existing workforce development programs, metropolitan/regional libraries and Friends of the Library, local government, and the faith community through sacred sector organizations.

The mission of the Family Reads Program is to engage fathers and their middle school aged children to improve academic outcomes for the students and overall literacy and reading outcomes for the entire family unit.


  • Fun and Engaging Family Sessions (between 60-90 minutes) to engage reading and literacy for families throughout designated areas in Ohio
  • Strengthen and Deepen the Understanding of Report Card Information: Current and New student, school, and district report card information and implementation for the student and parent
  • Reading Improvement
  • Improved Paternal Parental Engagement
  • Resource Referrals

The State of Ohio Collective provides services in education, economic and workforce development, the arts, and health.

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Contact Us

Main Office: State of Ohio Collective, Inc.

2108 Braewick Circle
Akron, Ohio 44313

Service Areas

Greater Metropolitan Areas of:
Akron | Barberton | Canton | Cleveland | Columbus | Cincinnati | Dayton | Freemont | Kent | Lima | Toledo | Youngstown

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