Being an In2Books Pen Pal

Pen Pals help 3rd - 5th grades students learn more about the world outside their classrooms and build the reading, thinking, and writing skills they need to succeed in school and in life.

Your Commitment as a Pen Pal

Active involvement with a student from September to June
Read five children's books
Exchange two letters for each book

Are you ready to make a difference in a child's life and education?

If you’re interested in volunteering as a pen pal with In2Books in the future, please sign up on our waiting list by clicking below to contact us. We’ll contact you when the next opportunity is available.
I can't tell you the joy I have gotten as I have seen one of my pen pals improve his reading and comprehension skills.
-- In2Books Pen Pal

How In2Books Works


  • Students are matched with caring adult mentors like you!
  • You read up to 5 books with your students and exchange letters about them!
  • Teachers reinforce the learning in class!


What is the pen pal commitment?


  • Participate in a background check to ensure the safety of our learning community.
  • Commit to work with your student for the full academic year.
  • Read your books and write your letters in a timely manner including book discussions that engage your student's curiosity.

If your group, organization, or company would like to become an In2Books sponsor by providing funding or volunteer pen pals, please contact us!

Join the In2Books Supporters

  • Accenture
  • Applied Materials, Inc
  • Arnold & Porter LLP
  • Bearing Point
  • Circle K - University of Texas
  • Clemson University
  • Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
  • Corporate Executive Board
  • Corporation for National & Community Service
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young, LLP
  • ICF International, Inc
  • Intel Corporation
  • Lexis Nexis, Inc
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Marymount University
  • Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc
  • Morgan Stanley
  • National Geographic Society
  • Nelson Mullins Riley Scarborough LLP
  • Reznick Group

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  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • North Carolina
  • New Jersey
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  • Pennsylvania
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  • Virginia
  • Washington



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