Make a difference - help a child learn to read! Become a Reading buddy TODAY!
Why we need YOU: In 2015 in Dallas County, only 34% of 3rd graders read at grade level. A student who cannot read on grade level by 3rd grade is 13 timesless likely to graduate by age 19 than a child who reads proficiently by that time. Readers 2 Leaders needs your help to increase the number of students reading at or above grade level by working one-on-one with struggling readers.
What is Readers 2 Leaders: Readers 2 Leaders (R2L) is a local non-profit organization serving the West Dallas area with the mission to develop and grow the reading skills of children in West Dallas ages 3-10 so that they succeed in school, graduate and leave school prepared to live productive lives. R2L is currently serving 200 students with our Team Read Program. Team Read is a reading intervention program for students that need additional reading support to reach grade level. We have an In-School program that takes place during the school day and after school at elementary schools and our community literacy center in West Dallas.
What will I do as a volunteer: Reading Buddies (volunteers) are a key part of our programs and provide the essential one-on-one reading assistance to a student once a week. As a Reading Buddy you will help a child develop their reading skills through phonics practice, reading leveled texts, and reading high-quality literature to them. Above all, you will be a positive role model that encourages them and makes reading fun!
When and where can I volunteer: We have several Buddy Reading spots available in both our In-School and After-School programs.
In-School Program: 30 minute sessions available Monday-Thursday from 8:30am - 1:00pm. You can sign up for 1 session or multiple.
C.F. Carr Elementary School: 1952 Bayside, Dallas, TX 75212 M, W, Th 10:45am-12:30pm
Sidney Lanier: 1400 Walmsley Ave, Dallas, TX 75208 Tu 8:50am-12:40pm
After-School Program: Monday-Thursday from 3:30-5:30pm
Readers 2 Leaders Literacy Center (Booktown): 2223 Singleton Blvd, Suite 140, Dallas, TX 75212
Uplift Heights Preparatory: 2202 Calypso St., Dallas, TX 75212
How To Get Started: Once you know what day(s) and times work best for you, please visit the following link to submit your contact information and availability. We will be in contact with you regarding scheduling and to complete the application process and training.
See availability and sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/WZRBa8iQbe4I8Rac2
Questions: If you have any questions please contact us via email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or at the R2L office (214) 905-0095.
- Literacy / Reading
- Teaching / Instruction
- Reading Comprehension
- Reading / Writing
- General Education
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 14
- Orientation or Training
- Weekly; time commitment varies (30min-1hr minimum)