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Help Readers 2 Leaders increase literacy proficiency in West Dallas! Sign up to be a Reading Buddy!

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Readers 2 Leaders

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Make a difference - help a child learn to read! Become a Reading buddy!

Why we need YOU: Currently in Dallas County, only 40% of 3rd graders read at grade level. A student who cannot read on grade level by 3rd grade is 6 times less 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 underserved Dallas children (ages 3-12) so that they succeed in school and graduate prepared to live productive lives. R2L is currently serving over 400 students per year through our In-school, After-school, and Summer programs.

What will I do as a volunteer: Reading Buddies (volunteers) are a key part of our programs and provide essential one-on-one reading assistance to a student once a week (or more as the volunteer is able). As a Reading Buddy, you will help a child develop their reading skills through reading high-quality literature with them and practice comprehension. Above all, you will be a positive role model that is encouraging and makes reading fun for students!

When and where can I volunteer: We have several Reading Buddies spots still available in our In-School and After-School programs.

After-School Program: Monday-Thursday from 3:45-5:30pm

Program Sites:

Readers 2 Leaders Learning Center (Booktown): 2800 N Hampton Rd, Suite 120, Dallas, TX 75212

Uplift Heights Primary: 2202 Calypso St., Dallas, TX 75212


In-School Program:
40 minute sessions available Monday-Thursday from 9am - 2:30pm. You can sign up for 1 session or multiple.

Program Sites:

Mondays at C.F. Carr: 1952 Bayside St, Dallas, TX 75212

Tuesdays at Jesus Moroles (formerly Sidney Lanier): 1400 Walmsley Ave, Dallas, TX 75208

Wednesdays at Montessori Academy at Onesimo Hernandez:
555 Maple Ave. Dallas TX 75235

Wednesdays at Ben Milam: 4200 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75205

Thursdays at Uplift Heights Primary:
2202 Calypso St., Dallas, TX 75212

Thursdays at Sylvia Mendez (formerly John Ireland): 1515 N Jim Miller Rd, Dallas, TX 75217


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. Even if you notice that a time slot is unavailable, choose the times that work for your schedule. We will be in contact with you regarding scheduling and to complete the application process and training.
http://tinyurl.com/R2Lvolunteer

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About Readers 2 Leaders

Location:

2223 Singleton Blvd., Suite 140, Dallas, TX 75212, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Readers 2 Leaders is to develop and grow the reading skills of underserved Dallas children ages 3-12 so that they succeed in school and graduate prepared to live productive lives.

Description

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 underserved Dallas children ages 3-12 so that they succeed in school and graduate prepared to live productive lives. R2L is currently serving over 450 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 provide In-School, After-School, and Summer Programs.

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!

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2800 N Hampton RdSuite 120Dallas, TX 75212

(32.77706,-96.85585)
 

SKILLS

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Reading / Writing
  • General Education
  • Tutoring

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • Weekly; time commitment varies (40min-1hr minimum)

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