ReadingPals is a statewide early literacy initiative that provides volunteer mentors for students from Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) to 3rd grade who may need extra help, utilizing one-on-one or small group settings.
Our goals are:
1. Mentoring: To build genuine, impactful relationships between students and our volunteer mentors.
2. Early Literacy: To improve students' understanding of the fundamental building blocks of early literacy.
3. Social-Emotional Development: To help students build a strong social-emotional foundation through self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision-making.
68% of American's fourth graders read at a below proficient level. 82% of those children are from low-income families.
"My ReadingPal's confidence has increased in reading and beyond!" - 2017 Volunteer
Our program runs from September 2018 to May 2019
Fall: September to December
Spring: January to May
If you have any questions about ReadingPals, please contact Rahkiah Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 352-333-0858