The Gerald J Ryan Outreach Center in Wyandanch, NY tutors approx. 150 underprivileged kids after school and summer. They had a boring beige multi-purpose room they used as a classroom. I set out to create an inviting "Reading Room" that would be the envy of any teacher. The Wyandanch community is a struggling community and their school district is always struggling with budget cuts; and their children cannot read at grade level. My goal is to inspire children to take home books and read, escape from whatever is troubling them at home, and dream!