Mayor John Tecklenburg, alongside representatives from the city of Charleston Recreation Department, Mayor’s Office for Children, Youth, and Families, and Reading Partners, today announced this year’s Arthur W. Christopher Community Center Kids Summer Camp, which will feature a specialized Reading Partners curriculum, and made a call for summer literacy volunteers.
By integrating individualized literacy support and mentorship into summer camp programs, Reading Partners aims to curb summer learning loss and prevent reading drop off. Based on testing administered before and after last year’s summer program, 82 percent of the 70 participating campers either increased or maintained their reading skills.
Mayor Tecklenburg said, "Setting our children up for success is a true community effort, and with the help of literacy volunteers this summer, we will have the chance to build upon last year’s success and offer even more campers the opportunity to improve their reading ability."
Kecia Greenho, Executive Director of Reading Partners South Carolina, said, "The development of strong reading skills is foundational to all learning, and our partnership with the city of Charleston helps us ensure that our children are both having fun and thriving academically."
Tutoring will take place Monday through Thursday beginning June 4th and lasting through August 10th. More than 300 program volunteers are needed on a flexible basis with a minimum one-hour commitment per week. Those interested in volunteering can find more information and sign up at www.readingpartners.org/volunteer.
In addition to signing up at the above website, please download a volunteer form at http://charleston-sc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/795 and send it in to Bethany Doman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Child Development
- Literacy / Reading
- Teaching / Instruction
- Reading Comprehension
- Youth Services
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 16
- 1 hour per week