Wright to Read Tutor/Mentor

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Wright To Read

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Wright to Read
Wright to Read

Join us in changing the lives of the children of Alexandria. For one hour a week, you can work one-on-one with a student to help improve their literacy skills and inspire a love of reading but also help develop other important attributes that are key in their future success! The Campagna Center’s Wright to Read program provides volunteer-based one-on-one sustained literacy tutoring and mentoring relationships to City of Alexandria elementary school children who are reading one year below grade level.

Watch a video about Wright to Read: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=10&v=LZT4qsvK9u4&feature=emb_logo

  • In addition to the weekly engagements, we offer enrichment activities to help foster the connections between students, volunteers, and families across the program.
  • Tutoring is typically done at the public library after work or on the weekends once a week for an hour.
  • We ask that our volunteers work with our students for at least a year (although many relationships last longer).
  • This program requires volunteers to attend an Orientation/Training as well as undergo a criminal background screening.

Hear from one of our volunteers regarding their experience: "Being a mentor has given me a great gift in being able to make a very big, and positive, difference in the life of a child. We talk about things he might not think to talk about with his busy parents. For one hour a week, he has the undivided attention of a caring adult. He often tells me he thinks I am 'the best tutor in the world.' Each time, I catch my breath and feel tears come to my eyes. The truth is, I feel like the lucky one. He brings joy and light to my life. I feel honored to be a part of his childhood and formative education. I wouldn’t have believed how rewarding that feeling could be."
― DIANA, TUTOR/MENTOR


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About Wright To Read

Location:

418 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, US

Mission Statement

Giving the gift of literacy is the mission of Wright To Read, a program of the Frank & Betty Wright Foundation, administered by The Campagna Center.

Description

Wright To Read (WTR) is a tutoring and mentoring program that places adult volunteers with children from the City of Alexandria Public Schools. Our hope is that with committed volunteers we can reach these students and give them the help they need to fully develop the reading skills necessary for a good education and a rewarding life.

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

418 S Washington StreetAlexandria, VA 22314

(38.80118,-77.04749)
 

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One hour a week for at least a year
  • Previous experience with elementary-aged children a plus

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