Read. Mentor. Make a difference


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


1815 77th Avenue NorthSt. Petersburg, FL 33702


Did you know if a child cannot read at grade level by grade three, he or she is FOUR times more likely to drop out of school? YMCA Reads! is an after-school reading assistance and mentoring program at Sawgrass Lake Elementary School in St. Petersburg helping at-risk and low-income children in kindergarten through third grade develop the reading skills they need to succeed in school. Volunteer mentors will help children build core reading skills during two one-hour sessions weekly after school! 20 volunteers are needed! Volunteers must be at least 16, complete our online volunteer application, on-boarding, and pass background checks/fingerprinting. Full training provided. Go to our web site at, click on GIVE, then VOLUNTEER to complete the application and on-boarding.


  • Child Development
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours per week

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