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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’s mission is to foster a love of reading, improve literacy skills and support socio-emotional well-being in students from under-resourced communities. Read to a Child’s vision is that every child has the opportunity to thrive in school and beyond through inspirational mentoring and read-aloud experiences.

Read to a Child partners with thousands of community and corporate volunteer mentors from more than 150 local businesses and organizations who read one-on-one to elementary students at under-resourced schools in the greater metropolitan areas of Boston, Detroit, Hartford, Los Angeles and Miami.

What is the Read Aloud Mentoring Program?

In Read to a Child’s Read Aloud Mentoring Program, an adult is partnered one-on-one with a student attending one of our partner elementary schools for a rewarding, weekly read aloud experience. The relationship typically lasts for the entire school year and often extends for multiple years through the end of fourth grade. Reading pairs are supported by an on-site Program Coordinator, employed by Read to a Child, and are provided access to a wide selection of appropriate books to read. Most recently, Read to a Child has added a virtual component to the program, enabling mentors and children to connect online via Zoom or Google Meets.

When and where do the sessions take place?

The Read Aloud Mentoring Program runs October through May each school year during the students' lunch break. Reading Mentors meet students weekly at their school of choice. Find our participating schools here: https://readtoachild.org/locations/detroit/participating-schools-detroit/

Frequently asked questions

Find a list of frequently asked questions here: https://readtoachild.org/read-aloud-mentoring-program/faq/

Enrollment Steps

Complete the following steps:

  • Complete our volunteer application: https://rtac.secure.force.com/application (select Community Volunteer or appropriate company and come ready to select your preferred host school - see link to list above!).
  • Brief Training: Rise invitation will be emailed upon successful completion of the online application.
  • Background Check: JDP invitation will be emailed upon successful completion of the training.

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

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About READ TO A CHILD INC

Location:

c/o The Detroit Leadership Academy, 13550 Virgil Street, Detroit, MI 48223, US

Mission Statement

Read to a Child’s mission is to foster a love of reading, improve literacy skills and support socio-emotional well-being in students from under-resourced communities. Read to a Child’s vision is that every child has the opportunity to thrive in school and beyond through inspirational mentoring and read-aloud experiences.

Description

What is Read to a Child?

Read to a Child is a national literacy and mentoring non-profit that fosters a love of reading, improves literacy skills and supports socio-emotional well-being in students from under-resourced communities.

Read to a Child partners with thousands of community and corporate volunteer mentors from more than 150 local businesses and organizations who read one-on-one to elementary students at under-resourced schools in the greater metropolitan areas of Boston, Detroit, Hartford, Los Angeles and Miami.


What is the Read Aloud Mentoring Program?

In Read to a Child’s Read Aloud Mentoring Program, an adult is partnered one-on-one with a student attending one of our partner elementary schools for a rewarding, weekly read aloud experience. The relationship typically lasts for the entire school year and often extends for multiple years through the end of fourth grade. Reading pairs are supported by an on-site Program Coordinator, employed by Read to a Child, and are provided access to a wide selection of appropriate books to read. Most recently, Read to a Child has added a virtual component to the program, enabling mentors and children to connect online via Zoom or Google Meets.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Detroit, MI 48228

(42.3552,-83.21312)
 

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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