Help a child become a proficient reader!
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Statistics show that less than 35% of fourth graders in Boston Public Schools can read proficiently (less than 55% in Revere Public Schools). Children who are not reading at grade level by fourth grade are four times more likely to drop out of school and have increased involvement with the criminal justice system. Be a part of our volunteer team to combat this problem!
Generations Incorporated is looking for older adult volunteers (age 50+) to work in elementary school classrooms and one-on-one with students (K-3rd grade) in Boston and Revere. Help students be successful in school and throughout their lives by helping them improve their reading skills. No previous experience teaching is required, just a desire to help children become better readers!
Our volunteers attend a 6-hour initial training, are supported by a Site Team Leader at their service location, and are provided monthly professional development meetings for ongoing support. Volunteers are placed in a classroom or work one-on-one with a student twice per week. Volunteers develop a relationship with their students, see meaningful improvement in reading skills, and serve as a mentor.
Volunteers commit to serving in a school or afterschool program for five hours per week (two days for 2.5 hours each day) for the full school year.
Opportunities are available during the school day (primarily mornings between 9:00 am - 11:30 am) as well as in the afternoons at afterschool locations.
We'll work with your schedule.
25 Kingston St. 4th FloorBoston, MA 02111
- General Education
- Literacy / Reading
- Child Development
- Reading / Writing
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 5 hours per week