Lunchtime Reading Mentors Needed in Detroit & Pontiac

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READ TO A CHILD INC

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GIVE STUDENTS MUCH NEEDED ONE ON ONE ATTENTION IN METRO DETROIT SCHOOLS.

BECOME A READING MENTOR TODAY!

WHAT IS READ TO A CHILD?
Read to a Child is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to foster a love of reading, improve literacy skills and empower underserved children by inspiring adults to read to them regularly.

WHAT IS THE LUNCHTIME READING PROGRAM?
Read to a Child’s flagship lunchtime reading program matches a business professional with a schoolchild for a rewarding, read aloud experience during the child’s lunch break. The program provides a straightforward mechanism for citizens to become engaged in students’ educational outcomes, increasing children’s prospects for becoming healthy, productive members of society.

WHERE ARE THE SCHOOLS LOCATED? WHEN DOES THE PROGRAM TAKE PLACE?

The Lunchtime Reading Program runs October through May each school year during the students lunch break. Reading Mentors meet students weekly/biweekly at their school of choice during one of the following sessions:

Bow Elementary School 19801 Prevost St, Detroit, MI 48235
Sessions are held Tuesday through Thursday from 10:50AM - 11:20AM and 11:20AM - 11:50AM

Detroit Leadership Academy 13550 Virgil St, Detroit, MI 48223
Sessions are held Tuesday through Thursday from 11:05AM - 11:30AM and 11:10AM - 11:35AM

Southwest Detroit Community School 4001 29 th St Detroit MI 48210
Sessions are held Tuesday through Thursday from 11:35AM - 12:05PM and 12:05PM - 12:35PM

Herrington Elementary School 541 Bay Street, Pontiac, MI 48342
Sessions are held Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 11:50AM - 12:20PM and 12:30PM - 1:00PM

HOW ARE THE CHILDREN SELECTED FOR THE PROGRAM?
Teachers select specific students to participate because they are 1) behind their age group in reading proficiency; 2) would benefit from the attention of a caring adult; 3) and/or are not read to at home.

I’VE NEVER BEEN A READING MENTOR. WILL I RECEIVE ANY TRAINING?
Yes. All volunteers will attend an information and training session at your office prior to beginning the program.

I’M REALLY BUSY AND TRAVEL FOR MY JOB. HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
The lunchtime reading program is designed to be flexible and convenient to allow busy professionals to volunteer as mentors. You can pair up with a colleague to be matched with one student. You can then alternate, attending sessions for 30-45 minutes every other week.

ONCE I JOIN THE PROGRAM, WHAT DO I DO IF I HAVE A QUESTION OR CAN’T MAKE IT TO MY SCHEDULED READING SESSION FOR THE WEEK?
The program is well-managed by a School Coordinator staffed at each site who maintains a 24 hour voicemail line. If you have questions, or cannot make it to your reading session you can call the School Coordinator to notify them or reschedule your session for another day that week.

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
Complete the following steps:

Volunteer application: https://rtac.secure.force.com/application (select individual reader or appropriate company)
Online Training: training.readtoachild.org
Background Check: Will be emailed upon successful completion of online application

Feel free to contact us at 313.451.3048 or infodetroit@readtoachild.org with questions. To learn more, visit www.readtoachild.org/detroit

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Children & Youth Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1528 Woodward4th FloorDetroit, MI 48226

(42.33554,-83.04935)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Library Sciences
  • Reading / Writing
  • Reading Comprehension

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 30 minutes once per week from January through May

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