WHAT IS READINGPALS?
ReadingPals is a school-based mentoring program that helps four year old students build strong pre-literacy skills necessary for kindergarten success. By supporting children early in their education now, we can work toward increasing our high school graduation rate.
HOW TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER?
To help tackle the education gap, 200 volunteers are needed to serve one hour per week or 25 hours total with a student during the 2017-18 school year.
ReadingPals volunteers will use themed literacy kits to engage independently with a student in age appropriate learning activities.
Volunteers will receive mentor training and ongoing support. A Level II background screening paid for by United Way is required. Volunteers are asked to be smoke, tobacco, and nicotine free while serving as a ReadingPal.
To volunteer, call 850-912-8163 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a ReadingPals information session. For more information, visit www.unitedwayescambia.org/readingpals.
- Literacy / Reading
- Teaching / Instruction
- Reading / Writing
- Child Development
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 1 hour per week totaling 25 hours
- Volunteers are asked to be smoke, tobacco, and nicotine free while serving as a ReadingPal.