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Lead to Read KC

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 24 people are interested
Reading is fun!

Read with a student once a week. You donate half an hour once a week - no evenings or weekends! 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.

In response to COVID-19, we are offering a digital reading-based mentoring program. To participate, volunteers need a computer with video and audio capabilities and reliable Wifi. We'd love to have you join our program.

Lead to Read KC is dedicated to improving the basic literacy skills of children in our urban core. Launched in 2011, w e connect nearly 1,100 elementary students with adult reading mentors in more than 50 urban classrooms across the metropolitan area each week. 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.

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

Tue Jun 22, 2021 - Tue Aug 10, 2021
01:00 PM - 01:30 PM  

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading / Writing
  • Youth Services

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Reading sessions last 30 minutes and take place once a week during the Summer School Session.
  • Online Application

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