Bring the joy of reading to at-risk kids (Silver Spring, MD)


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848 Northampton DriveSilver Spring, MD 20903


Volunteers in the Read-Aloud program share the joy and excitement found in books with at-risk children. Volunteers bring books to life during one-hour Read-Alouds that engage children in books and hands-on activities. Commitment is one evening a month for a year.

Join at our Read-Aloud location at the YMCA Community Center at Northwest Park Apartments, next to the JoAnn Leleck Elementary School at Broad Acres. Read-Alouds are held on Thursdays during the school year from 5:30 to 6:30pm. Volunteers must be 16 years old or older. Qualifies for SSL hours.

Find more information online at Orientations are offered every 6 weeks.


  • Youth Services
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Child Care

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Approximately 2.5 hours per month.

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