Become a ReadingPals Mentor!

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United way of Broward County

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Want to help improve literacy in Broward County? Become a ReadingPals mentor and work with a student in Pre-K, K, 1st, and 2nd grade to improve their literacy skills.

FACT: Nearly one third of Florida's third graders attending public school cannot read at minimally proficient levels. And, sadly, those children are four times more likely to drop out of high school.

The ReadingPals program focuses on ensuring children have been exposed to the wonders of literature and are reading at grade level at the end of third grade. United Way engages, trains and deploys volunteer "reading pals" who dedicate one hour a week for 25 weeks to read to a child. ReadingPals also provides approximately 17 books for each child to take for a home library.

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About United way of Broward County



Mission Statement

To focus and unite our entire community to create significant lasting change in the community impact areas of Education, Income and Health - the building blocks for a better life - which positively impacts people’s lives.

United Way of Broward County will be the catalyst for change and convener of partnerships that unite hearts, minds and resources within our community.

Our Values are the foundation of our culture; guiding all we do with each other and the community we serve; fostering togetherness, collaboration and responsiveness.


Volunteer through ReadingPals

In an effort to ensure more children are reading at grade level by the end of third grade, United Way of Broward County is excited to announce ReadingPals - a three-year initiative focused on engaging, training and deploying volunteer "reading pals" in our community.

Partners in this exciting new program include: The Children's Movement, United Way of Broward County, Broward County Public Schools, the Women's Leadership Council, and the Children's Services Council of Broward County.

ReadingPals is a statewide initiative that will concentrate on engaging students from prekindergarten to third grade. The focus of this initiative will be working with students in the lower-performing schools

For information contact Adriana LeCorgne at


We'll work with your schedule.


1300 S. Andrews BlvdFort Lauderdale, FL 33316



  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible - volunteer 1 hour/week for 25 weeks

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