Teen Advisory Board

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) for Reach Out & Read Illinois is a student-run board that aims to promote early childhood development for low-income children through fundraising, volunteering, and hosting events throughout the Chicagoland area.  We value the assets each one of our members bring to the board, and continuously assess the best ways each one of us can make our mark, whether through fundraisers at a local church, a book drive at a school library, or a bake sale after-school.  The possibilities are limitless, as we are all innovators looking to spread awareness, shine light on our mission, and use our power to make a positive change.  

Our Efforts

Many of our members are creating videos of themselves reading their favorite children’s book in order to comfort children and families during COVID-19 as a part of the #ReadTogetherIllinois effort by Reach Out & Read.

Before COVID-19, our team focused on individual projects for members to pursue at their high school, including: conducting a fundraiser at a soccer club, setting up boxes and flyers at a local fine arts building, talking with a group of immigration ambassadors about Reach Out & Read.

Our Members

Lila Garfield
Evanston Township
Chair

Rohan Jain
Francis W. Parker
Chair

Brynn Aaronson
Evanston Township

Ranya Adano
Northside College Prep

Valerie Alvarez
Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy

Katie Bromberek
Lincoln Way East

Nicole Feitler
Francis W. Parker

Megan Gonzalez
Northside College Prep

Leah Gordon
Francis W. Parker

Nyssa Guha
Jones College Prep

Lauren Knollenberg
Lincoln Way East

Yildis Rither
Francis W. Parker

Maya Shroff
Latin School of Chicago

Sumair Yaseen
British School of Chicago

If you are interested in joining the Teen Advisory Board, please contact Rohan Jain and Lila Garfield.