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Class room reader, Reading Resource Program (aka #bookit)

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ORGANIZATION: Ozarks Literacy Council

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 20 people are interested

#bookitmustangs and #bookittigers is a project focusing on Elementary schools in Springfield, MO. These schools are of the most at-risk schools in the district. The Reading Resource program (aka #bookit) will focus on engaging students in reading and books while offering information and tools to increase parent involvement. The outcome expected after the three-year trial period is higher MAP and IReady test scores for students' increased interest in books and reading as well as more parent involvement with students, classrooms and school events. There are classroom incentives and rewards for meeting the 20 min a day reading goals. A book-mark contest will award one student per grade the design of a custom bookmark that will have comprehension questions for parents to ask and #bookitmustangs/#bookittigers information.

Each volunteer reader will ideally read to the same classroom for the entire school year, at least 30 min on a set day every month. Each classroom will have an alternate volunteer reader. These students cannot be let down by a reader not showing.

We are recruiting for the 2023-24 school year for Williams (third Wednesday of every month) and McGregor (day tbd) York (first Thursday of every month) schools.

1 Shift

  • 08:30 AM to 02:30 PM
    Readings are a set day of every month. Time determined by teacher & reader. We need 45 readers to read at least 30 min a month &6 alternate

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About Ozarks Literacy Council


397 E. Central St, Springfield, MO 65802, US

Mission Statement

Mission: Ozarks Literacy Council seeks to raise awareness and promote literacy through free services to adults and children in Southwest Missouri.

We believe in Opening minds; Lifting lives; and Creating a more literate community.


Ozarks Literacy Council, founded November 1968, is based upon the idea of one-on-one tutoring to help adults read and write, improve math skills, and prepare for the High School Equivelency. Basic Literacy remains the cornerstone of our organization. We also tutor children.

In the last few years, OLC has expanded services to include children. Last year OLC served over 7,000 children.

Children's Programs Include:

Pre-Literacy Program serves Special Needs & Title One Preschools classrooms whose students receive the benefits of volunteers who read books and present activities in the classes.

Books Come Alive where readers make book topics come to life for children.

Reading Advocacy is where reading is learned by reading (OLC readers read at the Boys & Girls Club Summer Program, Head Starts and community fairs). OLC has also provided curriculum to Springfield Little Theatre's Literature to Life project for the past five years.

These are a sampling of what we do at Ozarks Literacy Council. All our services to learners are free of charge.

Ozarks Literacy Council is a United Way Agency.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy


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This opportunity has 1 shift


Multiple locations Springfield, MO 65802



  • Literacy / Reading
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Relationship Building


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • At least 30 minutes per month on the third Wednesday.
  • Regularly scheduled volunteers are required by Springfield Public Schools to submit to a background check and fingerprinting. Once this is completed it is not necessary to repeat for each school year. The fee is nominal.

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