Transforming Children's Futures
Our online reading volunteer programme boosts children's confidence and enjoyment of reading, strengthens their belief that they're good readers and sparks their excitement about the world of books.
Take a look at our impact so far.
87% of teachers believed children were more confident with their reading after having attended Chapter One sessions (Annual Survey, 2023)
more students were reading at the expected standard at the end of the year compared to when they started Chapter One sessions - 34% to 59%. (Impact Report, 2023)
98% of volunteers would recommend the programme to a friend (Annual Survey, 2023)
We're committed to robust impact evaluation of our work and have commissioned external evaluators to measure our outcomes in relation to reading confidence, attainment and motivation.
Featured Case Studies
From struggling to confident reader: Anisa's storyChapter One has transformed Anisa, a pupil at one of our Bradford schools, into a confident reader.
Research & Evidence
Research highlights the importance of multiple 'reading influencers'The more people in a child's life who are involved in influencing their reading, the more likely the child is to enjoy reading independently
Webinar: What's the true measure of social impact?Watch back our webinar marking World Youth Skills Day
Teacher spotlight on David Taylor, year 1 teacher at Horton Grange Primary School, Bradford"I think the volunteers should know just how much of a difference they are making to these children’s lives."
Chapter One Volunteer Recognition AwardsCelebrating the support provided by our partner organisations, schools and volunteers
Inspiring young dreams: how business can helpHow can we support children from lower socio-economic groups to have greater aspirations in life?
Wates Group video demonstrates our social value impactWatch this wonderful video created Wates Group about their online volunteering experience!