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Great Schools Partnership

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Remember when you learned how to read? If you’re like most people, you might not. But you probably remember how reading made you feel.
The Knox County Mayor’s Office and Knox County Schools, along with Great Schools Partnership are proud to introduce Leaders for Readers: a new volunteer program to help first, second, and third grade students practice and grow their reading skills. Our mission is to raise the number of students in Knox County who can read proficiently by the end of third grade. Studies have shown us time and time again that literacy is best obtained by the end of third grade. Help us give more students the one-on-one support and practice they need in these critical years to better develop strong and deep reading skills.

***Students need reading mentors starting February 1, 2019.***

Let us know you're in!
Visit and submit the form. Once the new school year begins and volunteer schedules are finalized, the Volunteer Interest List will receive an invitation by email to sign up for a timeslot. Visit or call 865-215-2820 to learn more.

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Children & Youth Community Education & Literacy


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Various Knox County SchoolsKnoxville, TN 37902



  • Child Development
  • Literacy / Reading
  • English
  • Reading / Writing
  • Youth Services
  • Tutoring


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour Per Week
  • Volunteers must commit to serve students each week for one full semester or full school year.

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