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ORGANIZATION: Lead to Read KC

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Help a child build a brighter future with the gift of reading and mentoring.

Read with an elementary student one lunch hour a week. It's the easiest, most meaningful volunteer experience in Kansas City! Apply online, complete a short online training session, and get paired with a student. Not sure you can make a weekly commitment? Sign up with a partner to share the volunteer experience, or become a "Flexible Reading Mentor" and attend a couple sessions each month.

Lead to Read KC is a Kansas City nonprofit dedicated to supporting the social, emotional and reading skills that are foundational for student success by advancing our literacy platform and mobilizing community volunteers. We help Kansas City children build a brighter future.

What We Do

Launched in 2011, Lead to Read KC connects hundreds of elementary students attending high-need schools with caring adult Reading Mentors each week through our traditional in-classroom and digital reading and mentoring programs. And, we have launched Reading Is Everywhere(SM), a community book distribution initiative, and Reading For Life Author Partnerships to promote self-esteem, coping skills and wellness among the students we serve. Learn more at leadtoreadkc.org.

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About Lead to Read KC

Location:

Kansas City Metro Area, Kansas City, MO 64108, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to improve third grade literacy by mobilizing community volunteers to read one-to-one with children in Kansas City-area classrooms on a weekly basis.

Description

Lead to Read KC is dedicated to improving the basic literacy skills of children in our urban core. Why? Because fewer than half of Kansas City, Missouri third graders are reading on grade level. Launched in 2011, Lead to Read KC has grown into Kansas City’s largest literacy volunteer corps, connecting nearly 1,100 elementary students with adult Reading Mentors across the metropolitan area each week.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

Thu Sep 15, 2022 - Thu Dec 08, 2022
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

WHERE

5810 Scarritt AvenueKansas City, MO 64123

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • People Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Relationship Building
  • Reading / Writing

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Half an hour once a week during the school year
  • Application and Code of Conduct and Background Check

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