Make a Difference Through Reading & Early Math! Yes We Can...Read!


Cause Areas


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


2003 East San Antonio St.San Jose, CA 95116
Mentor and student
Reading is fun!


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:

  1. Help improve students early reading and math readiness
  2. Increase their confidence and self-esteem
  3. 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 or at 408-347-7892 Ext 305.


  • Mentoring
  • 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).

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