Share a Story is a student-run non-profit organization at McMaster that aims to increase equitable access to literacy within the Hamilton community. The main way that we do this is by running literacy programs to increase reading proficiency among Hamilton youth from the ages of 5-18. The motivation of our programs is to create a safe environment for students to develop and explore their passion for reading. Here, we provide literacy support to students through a variety of free virtual programs facilitated by our community of passionate volunteers.

We have opened registration for our Winter 2022 semester, here are the programs we’re running:

  • Reading Buddies – this program engaged with children who were new to reading and were dealing with difficulties in developing skills such as pronunciation and comprehension, or children who were interested in engaging with reading at an early age, guided one-on-one by their volunteers.
  • Book Clubs (Junior and Senior) – our Junior and Senior Book Clubs acted as after-school programs for children at a middle school reading level. Our dedicated volunteers engaged with these children weekly to explore important books with literary themes that had important contexts to the outside world and to the greater community.

If you’re interested, sign up your child using this link: 

If you have any questions at all, please reach out to and we’d be happy to help you out!