Youth need support during their early-grade years to ensure success in high school and beyond.
Through this early-grade reading program, United Way I READ matches volunteer reading mentors with kindergarten students. Our goal is not only to build a love of reading but to expand a child's vocabulary and conversational skills.
Volunteers mentor one to two students each week during the school day and are encouraged to remain with their students through 3rd grade.
volunteer reading mentors are matched with students who will most benefit from the one-on-one time with an adult volunteer.
reading mentors may volunteer with one or two students weekly for 20-30 minutes each during the school day in the classroom or other designated areas within the school
each year new volunteers are recruited, trained, and matched with incoming kindergarten students
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