Eliminating barriers to reading with audiobooks

Do you believe education is a right, not a privilege?

10.4 million American students struggle to read the printed word. For too many, the struggle is a barrier to education and achieving their goals and dreams:

  • 20% of students with learning disabilities drop
    out of high school.
  • Only 14% of people who are blind or visually impaired earn college degrees.
  • 60% of students with learning disabilities participate in risky behaviors such as substance abuse 
    and gang affiliation.
  • 70% of the US prison population has been diagnosed or shows signs of learning disabilities.
  • Students suffer increased rates of depression and risk of suicide.

10.4 million reasons to give and donate

For students who learn differently, Learning Ally provides human-narrated books – textbooks, children’s books, literature, and novels. We want to give them the solutions they deserve thus moving them beyond just reading what they can decode. The hours of service and commitment generously provided by our volunteers are only the beginning. It cost much more to bring these books and support services to our thousands of students and teachers.

You can help us reach our goal of $180,000 by June 30th.

43% funded

$77,225.42 raised

Goal: $180,000.00

Your donation will help struggling readers learn, build self-confidence and be independent.


Create your own Building Books Campaign fundraiser

Consider fundraising for Learning Ally and help us close the achievement gap. Your family, friends, and colleagues can support you in raising funds and awareness for students who struggle to read the printed word. 

Through your fundraising page, you can help Learning Ally:

Produce an Audiobook

For every $1,000 you raise, you can get our audiobooks into the hands and devices of even more students.

Deliver Reading Programs

For every $2,500 you raise, you can help develop reading programs like the Great Reading Games that encourage reading frequency, which results in improved comprehension and fluency.

Support School Membership

For every $5,000 you raise you can help a whole school or even district full of students gain access to Learning Ally.