Founder of Reading For Heroes
Kate Greenberg is the founder and volunteer coordinator of Reading For Heroes. She is a senior at Scarsdale High School and is passionate about working and connecting with younger students. She tutors and works with younger students and enjoys serving as a role model for them.
Abby Silverman is a senior at Mamaroneck High School, where she is on the debate team. She is also a member of Sunrise Westchester, a group of climate activists from the Westchester area! She spent last summer Zooming with Syrian refugees and creating a short film.
Erika Lee is a sophomore at SUNY Albany, majoring in actuarial science. She has played high school and club lacrosse since freshman year. Last summer, she coached lacrosse at a summer clinic for younger girls and she is excited to read over Zoom!
Avery Cooper is a senior at Mamaroneck High School. Over the school year, she has enjoyed tutoring elementary school students once a week. During quarantine, she has continued to tutor once a week, over zoom. She has also participated in her local Chabad’s zoom calls once a week. Avery is a very hard-working student and is excited to continue helping her community through Reading For Heroes! If there is anything she can do to help anyone during this uncertain time, she is on it!
Alix Glickman is a junior at Staples High School. This past year, she worked with the younger kids at her sleep-away camp, and she plans to work as a counselor this summer at a day camp. She is a member of the AWARE club at her school, which works closely to uplift and empower women and children. She is super excited to participate in Reading For Heroes!
Juliana Joyce is a junior at Scarsdale High School. She is a very passionate, determined student. Juliana is a part of her school’s Maria Fareri Children’s hospital club and loves working with kids. She cannot wait to help out with Reading For Heroes!
Sydney Newman is a freshman at the University of Michigan. She has experience working with kids as a counselor-in-training (CIT) at Camp Walt Whitman. She was the president of a club at her high school that raises funds for Project Morry, a non-profit organization that gives underprivileged kids a better chance at educational success as well as an opportunity to go to sleepaway camp. Sydney loves working with kids and cannot wait to help out.
Sanaz Sadeghi is a senior at New Rochelle High School. She enjoys working with children and has volunteered at the Huguenot Children’s Library and Feeding Westchester. In her free time, she enjoys painting and is an avid member of the National Art Honor Society. She cannot wait to read over Zoom!
Reading For Heroes is proud to have a team of readers that are passionate about making a difference in students’ lives through tireless dedication to education. Get to know each of our team members below.
Cate Godwin is a junior at Weston High School. She is a dedicated student and athlete and loves helping others! She babysits frequently, and really enjoys spending time with younger children. In addition, she is a varsity field hockey and tennis player! Cate is very excited to benefit her community through Reading For Heroes during these uncertain times!
Allie Kaplan is a junior at Columbia Preparatory School. She is a hardworking student and athlete who loves to help out her community. On weekends she volunteers with Friendship Circle. There, she plays with Jewish children with special needs. She considers her weekly work with Friendship Circle to be her favorite time of the week, as it brings happiness and energy to both her life, and the kids she works with. She is passionate about the mission of Reading for Heroes and is eager to get started!
Gillian Zitrin is a sophomore at Skidmore College. She has volunteered with children at the Coachman Shelter, leading art projects, and has volunteered with Girl Scout troops, teaching stress relief and mindfulness. In addition, she taught children to swim last summer at a local day camp. She also loves to read and is very passionate about helping others, especially in regards to gaining confidence.
Adina Mistry is a senior at Cornell University studying Biological Sciences. On campus, she is involved with Cornell University’s Emergency Medical Services and is a licensed New York State EMT. She has worked with Pratham, an NGO based in India, that is dedicated to ensuring that all young women are educated.
Molly Flicker is a senior at Scarsdale High School. She is a competitive debater and the Vice President of JSA. She is a volunteer at the Greenburgh Library and founded the mentorship program there. She is a dedicated student who is excited to help Reading For Heroes!
Emma Greenberg is an freshman at Scarsdale High School. She is a devoted student athlete eager to help others. She is excited to help younger kids read!
Allie Singer is a senior at Scarsdale High School. She is very passionate about art and is a dedicated member of the Sustainable Fashion Club as well as Speech and Debate and BBYO. She is experienced in working with younger kids, as she babysits her younger sister, volunteers at the Pleasantville Cottages with foster children, and has previously worked with younger children having emotional difficulties.
Alexandra Magram is a senior at Mamaroneck High School. She is a hardworking and diligent student, and loves to get involved. Throughout the school year, she participates in tutoring elementary school students once to twice a week, and enjoys helping them with their work. During this pandemic, she has started tutoring kids over the phone in the Ossining School District once a week. She thinks it is very important to help kids with their school work and cannot wait to volunteer!
Julia Lucchino is a senior at Byram Hills High School. She plays for her school's tennis team, studies computer science, and is a member of Girl’s Who Code. She is currently undertaking an independent science research project regarding treatments for rheumatoid arthritis. Julia volunteers at the Mount Kisco Childcare Center and enjoys tutoring underclassmen.
Samantha Medvinsky is a senior at Scarsdale High School. She is a very hard working and diligent student. Sam enjoys playing soccer and lacrosse during her free time. She is also a committed member of Model UN and BBYO. She is excited to read with younger students!
Sophie Perlson is a senior at Fieldston High School. She is a very dedicated and a hard worker. She has participated in her school's Model UN for four years and loves to play tennis. She cannot wait to participate in Reading For Heroes!
Sophie Zinn is a senior at Georgetown Day High School. She is currently the student-head of the “Buddy Program” at her school working to pair high school students with younger kids for mentorship. Sophie also is a member of the Student Mental Health Collaborative within her school’s community, and cares deeply about issues surrounding mental health. She is super excited to participate in Reading For Heroes!
Thomas DiLorenzo is a junior at Scarsdale High School. He plays for his school's basketball and volleyball teams and enjoys working with children. This summer, he even ran a three-week camp for younger children. Thomas currently volunteers to tutor younger children in math and literacy.