Help us #GetGeorgiaReading as a Reader/Storyteller


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


About

In our commitment to Just Say YES! to Youth all across Georgia- It is our pledge to ensure that by 2020, all children in Georgia will be on a path to reading proficiently by the end of 3rd grade.

Metamorphasis Powerhouse Company in partnership with the Get Georgia Reading initiative powered by Georgia Family Connection Partnership is seeking volunteers to read to children PK-3rd grade during our quarterly mobile library clinics.

We turn everyday places into public learning classrooms- to increase:

- Language Nutrition

- Access to Books

- Positive Learning Climate

- Teacher Preparadness

As a Storytime Reader, you will bring your enthusiasm, passion, and love of reading to on-site locations like our library partners, Barnes & Nobles, Recreation Centers, and more to inspire youth to immerse themselves in a story while increasing their vocabulary, diction, and sight words as we propel them into becoming life-long readers and learners.

Why you should become a Get Georgia Reading Storytime Volunteer with MetIncPowerCo:

The First major milestone for any child's success in education is the ability to read by the end of 3rd grade.

Right now, only 34% of Georgia's third graders are reading proficiently by the end of the school year. This means 2 out of every 3 third graders cannot read proficiently in Georgia.

Why does this matter? Because third grade is when children make the shift from learning to read to reading to learn. And if they cannot read, they won't be able to understand nearly half of the fourth-grade curriculum. As a result, these children fall even farther behind in school.

You can help us change that trajectory with your commitment of consistency as we engage children through fun-spirited stories, story project-based learning activities, and resources that help support them both at home and in-school.

Storytime volunteer opportunities are available both as an on-site partnership and virtual. All volunteers must be 18 years of age, preferably with experience working with Early Education audiences. ESOL/ESL and SOUNS experience an added plus!

Skills

  • Literacy / Reading
  • STEM
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Reading / Writing
  • Youth Services
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Kids People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours, quarterly events
  • onsite and virtual opportunities available; SOUNS, Adobe Connect & Google Hangout experience a plus

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