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Oh, The Places Our Kids Can Go! When they Read At Grade Level!

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Phoenix Family

Reading Mentor

One hour. One student. That's all it takes to make a difference! Reading Coaches are needed for students grades K-8 who struggle with reading.

Reading Coaches meet one-on-one with students in Phoenix Family’s HIKE After-School literacy program. Monday through Thursday between the hours of 4:30-6:30, volunteers work with students grades K-8 on lesson plans designed just for them, focusing on their interests and reading level. Don't worry, there is a lot of fun involved too!

We can’t wait to welcome you into our Reading Labs!

You can help make the dreams of Kansas City kids come true by helping to give them the key to education. Reading Coaches are needed now in low-income housing communities in Kansas City. It only takes 1 hour a week to help teach a child how to read.

Contact Ellen Gude (volunteer@phoenixfamily.org) if you have any questions about being a Reading Coach. Or complete our online application here: http://www.phoenixfamily.org/HIKE/volunteer-application.html

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About Phoenix Family


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.


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.

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.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


E 56 TerraceKansas City, MO 64130




  • People 55+
  • Group


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

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