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Become a Summer Reading Coach!

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ORGANIZATION: Phoenix Family

Make a difference in a child's life!

Doesn’t summer just seem like the perfect time to pick up a new book? Share your love for summer reading with a child. When kids become better readers, they learn to love to books too. You can spend one hour a week reading and playing games with a child while helping them build reading skills and nurture their love of reading!

Our volunteer Reading Coaches work one-on-one with children who are struggling to learn to read, helping them to build their confidence and to catch up with their reading. The reading sessions are relaxed and fun. By working together, you can help give a child the vital skills they need to read, grow, and succeed.
We prepare the lesson plan and activities. You just come build confidence, encourage, and have fun!

Our Reading Labs take place within the low-income housing communities we serve in Kansas City. Reading Coach shifts run between 4:30pm-6:00pm Mondays through Thursdays during the summer. Whether you can come for an hour or two, your help is greatly needed and appreciated!

Become a HIKE Reading Coach today. Email at volunteer@phoenixfamily.org or visit https://phoenixfamily.org/get-involved/volunteerapplication.html

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About Phoenix Family

Location:

3908 Washington, Kansas City, MO 64111, US

Mission Statement

Phoenix Family empowers people living in low-income housing communities with the on-site support they need to gain stability and achieve self-sufficiency.

Description

A stable, safe home holds enormous possibilities for a low-income family striving to chart a more secure and hopeful future. With an average household income of just $11,743, Phoenix Family’s residents are often just one crisis away from becoming homeless. And, like millions of low-income individuals across the United States, they need more than housing to build personal and financial assets and overcome barriers to success - they also require services where they live.

Volunteers are vital in helping Phoenix Family reach our mission of helping people and changing lives. Last year, we received support from more than 350 volunteers, but even this is not enough to meet all the needs in our community. Whether you are looking for a seasonal or regular opportunity as an individual or a group, Phoenix Family offers a variety of volunteer opportunities to help our community.

Phoenix Family’s Youth Development, Families First and Senior Empowerment Programs provide those critical on-site services that help residents learn skills and gain perspectives that keep dreams of stability and hope realities for the future.

Phoenix Family’s staff and programs rely on trust, rapport, choice and convenience to engage residents in services. All services delivered are culturally appropriate and based on the desired outcomes of residents, including increased disposable income, increased educational levels, improved health, and strengthened social networks.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Homeless & Housing
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Kansas City, MO 64111

(39.05875,-94.59856)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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