READSTRONG'S VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY HAS BEEN SUSPENDED FOR THE 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS WITHIN THE SCHOOL SETTING. IT IS OUR HOPE TO RESUME OUR PROGRAM FOR THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR. ReadStrong Group's LUNCH BUDDIES program matches tutors with elementary students to develop reading and life skills. The goal of the program is to not only provide reading support but also to provide a mentoring situation for students in need. Students in grades 2 through 5 participate in the program. This program pairs a volunteer reader with a student one day a week over the student’s lunch break. The student eats as the pair talks about the week. The volunteer reader may begin to read to the student as the student completes his/her lunch. When the student finishes with lunch, he or she becomes the reader, either reading the same book or another book on his/her reading level. Books are chosen by the students with direction from the volunteers. Volunteers are provided guidance and direction as well as some training in reading skills and development.
This program runs during the school year from October to May.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About ReadStrong Group
157 PEREGRINE LN, HUMMELSTOWN, PA 17036, US
ReadStrong 2000(aka ReadStrong Group Inc.) is a nonprofit organization providing individual reading instruction and support to elementary school students. Partnerships with businesses, churches and agencies for retired individuals will supply a volunteer base for our programs. ReadStrong 2000’s objective is to improve reading skills and provide motivational support for students struggling to reach a benchmark reading goal through the development of personal relationships and training in targeted specific reading skills. Our belief is that students who learn to develop personal relationships and improve reading skills feel the sense of pride and accomplishment that will propel them to educational success, which will in turn lead to a productive adulthood.
In an effort to meet reading needs of struggling elementary school students, ReadStrong 2000 will be the resource for a trained volunteer base to provide one-on-one reading instruction and practice. Using a school’s benchmarking data, and in conjunction with a school team, including a reading specialist, a counselor and the classroom teacher, students will be selected to participate in the ReadStrong 2000 program. These students will show need in one or more areas of reading instruction. Targeted skills will be taught to students selected for the ReadStrong 2000 Tutor Time program. Students in the Lunch Buddies and Breakfast Buddies programs will also demonstrate a need for additional adult interaction (i.e. mentor). Employing research based methods of assessment and evaluation to pinpoint specific areas of deficit in reading, individual goals will be developed for each student identified for the program. Volunteers will be trained and guided in the teaching of specific skills and student interactions to gain the most impact within a one-on-one instructional setting.
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
6500 Clearfield StreetHarrisburg, PA17111
August 21, 2020
Literacy / Reading
Orientation or Training
as little as 1 hour a week
Volunteers must be literate and enjoy working with young children. They will need transportation to