In ARUSD, only 44% of 3 rd graders are reading at grade level, compared to 61% of 3 rd graders in Santa Clara County, and 83% of 3 rd graders in the Cupertino School District.
You can help!
Become a Reading Mentor for two Kindergarten students at Dorsa or San Antonio Elementary Schools in San Jose, CA. Your commitment of just 1 hour per week will:
- Help improve students early reading and math readiness
- Increase their confidence and self-esteem
- Instill in them a love for learning
Commit to mentor 1 hour per week (12 reading sessions). Mentoring sessions are conducted at the schools Monday-Friday in between 8:30am to 1:00pm.
Provide a negative Tuberculosis (TB) Test.
Pass Live Scan fingerprinting and background investigation through Santa Clara County’s Sherriff’s Department (Paid by Grail Family Services).
Attend a mandatory mentor training session to prepare you for your mentoring sessions with students.
For more information, please contact our Family Literacy Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 408-347-7892 Ext 305.
- Literacy / Reading
- Reading / Writing
- General Education
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 1 hour a week for 12 weeks
- Negative Tuberculosis (TB) Test. Pass Live Scan fingerprinting (Paid by Grail Family Services).