Reading with Children for Lifetime Literacy


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

6500 Clearfield StreetHarrisburg, PA 17111


About

There are currently two volunteer opportunities at ReadStrong Group: LUNCH BUDDIES - This is the flagship program of ReadStrong 2000. Lunch Buddies began with second graders at Rutherford Elementary School in the fall of 2012. 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. TUTOR TIME - ReadStrong 2000’s Tutor Time program will target students in kindergarten and first grade who need to develop additional phonologic skills in order to become successful readers. Employing research based methods of assessment and evaluation to pinpoint specific areas of need, individual goals will be developed, by a professional educator, for each student identified for the program. Volunteers will be trained and guided in their tasks to gain the most impact within a one-on-one instructional setting.

Both programs run during the school year from October to May.

Skills

  • Reading Comprehension
  • General Education
  • Child Development
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Child Welfare
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • 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

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