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Youth Reading Buddies for Virtual Reading Program

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Bykids4kids

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 75 people are interested
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ByKids4Kidsv (www.bykids4kids.us) will facilitate a remote learning reading buddy series. The program is a reading-buddy style program which implements Kindle technology to bring a wide array of books to a multitude of children and enable communication, in an environmentally conscious (and fun!) way.

GOALS

  1. To maintain school aged students literacy levels in Washtenaw County while school is closed.
  2. To encourage diverse peer relationships during this time of social distancing.
  3. To engage young readers through storytelling with a peer using an electronic device that allows easy access to multiple forms and levels of text.
  4. To emotionally support each other through these difficult times

    Youth will be paired with a Virtual Buddy in our Community. The Virtual buddies will choose a book to read from their Kindles. The pair will be selected according to age (younger with older) and schedule. The Virtual Buddies will read their selected book during the week and meet once a week for 30 minutes on Zoom to discuss the book. Our focus is on strengthening community bonds to emphasize that we are all in this together . Depending on the age range it will involve partner reading, tutoring, and social-emotional growth. To make sure everyone has the access to a variety of books we’ll be distributing Kindles to those who are interested in the program. The program will run for 10 weeks with a two week boarding period prior to inception of program

    We are looking for interested youth participants to facilitate the program and/or be a buddy. Age Preference (12-college age).



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About Bykids4kids

Location:

5106 Forestview Ct, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, US

Mission Statement

To serve all children and to inspire change in the world.

Description

Kindle Kingdom Summer Literacy Program one of two youth led projects at ByKids4Kids; are looking for student volunteers (ages 3rd grade-12th grade) to work with other children this summer in a read-buddy style program with CAN (Community Action Network of Washtenaw County). They would like volunteers to be available for two consecutive weeks, at least one day a week (either Monday or Wednesday) from 10:30am-12:00pm. If you have any questions or you want to sign your child up for this project, please contact Emma Targett, emmatargett@bykids4kids.us.

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

Fri Jan 01, 2021 - Thu Apr 01, 2021

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Public Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 - 2 hours weekly

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