Early Literacy Program
A school-based program designed to help children who are reading below grade level.
Help children (grades 1 - 3, on a one-to-one basis) improve their reading, fluency and comprehension. All volunteers receive training.
All volunteers tutor at their assigned school during school hours. Participating schools are located in East Palo Alto, Los Altos, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Redwood City, Santa Clara, and Sunnyvale.
Tutors work one-on-one with two students (30 minutes each, back to back) twice weekly for a total of two hours per week during most of the school year. Most tutoring takes place during school hours on weekdays.
Avenidas-Early Literacy Program is currently in eight districts and at 26 schools:
Los Altos School District: Covington, Oak Avenue;
Mountain View Whisman School District: Bubb, Huff, Landels, Monta Loma, Stevenson, Theuerkauf;
Palo Alto Unified School District: Addison, Barron Park, Juana Briones, El Carmelo,
Portola Valley School District: Ormondale
Escondido, Fairmeadow, Lucille M. Nixon, Ohlone, Palo Verde;
Ravenswood City School District: Brentwood, Willow Oaks
Redwood City School District: Hawes, Roosevelt
Santa Clara Unified School District: Briarwood
Sunnyvale Elementary School District: Bishop, Ellis, Fairwood
- Child Development
- Youth Services
- Literacy / Reading
- Reading / Writing
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