One Child + You = Reading Skills that Last a Lifetime!


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


2205 18th Ave SouthSaint Petersburg, FL 33712
YReads! Program


Did you know if a child cannot read at grade level by grade three, he or she is FOUR times more likely to drop out of school? In just two hours a week you can mentor a child in reading that could change a life forever. YMCA Reads! is an after-school reading assistance and mentoring program at Perkins Elementary School in St. Petersburg, providing opportunities for at-risk and low-income children in kindergarten through third grade to develop the reading skills they need to succeed in school. Volunteer mentors will help children learn to read during two, one-hour sessions weekly after school for the school year! A total of 20 volunteers are needed! Volunteers must be at least 16, complete our online volunteer application, on-boarding, and pass background checks/fingerprinting. Full training provided. Go to our web site at, click on GIVE, then VOLUNTEER to complete the application and on-boarding.


  • Literacy / Reading

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • two one-hour sessions each week during school year

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