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United Way of Central Indiana

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For 14 years, United Way of Central Indiana has successfully implemented its grade-level reading program, ReadUP. ReadUP connects volunteers with local schools, where they read with two 3rd grade students for 30 minutes every week, helping kids get on track - and stay on track - with grade-level literacy.

We know that children who read at or above grade-level are more likely to succeed in school and in life. Students can achieve this through the support of their tutors. They also grow in confidence and find an appreciation for reading with the help of our dedicated volunteers.

During the 2019 -2020 school year, over 800 ReadUP volunteers tutored more than 600 students across 33 Central Indiana schools. This in person volunteer-delivered tutoring program employs a structured methodology to assist struggling 3rd grade readers with improving phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. On average, ReadUP students are 12-18 months behind in their reading abilities at the beginning of the academic year.

For the upcoming 2021 -2022 school year, ReadUP will be in 25 different schools and 6 counties.
(Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Marion & Morgan)

Volunteers read one hour a week with two third grade students (30 minutes each;same students each week) helping kids get on track - and stay on track - with grade-level literacy

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About United Way of Central Indiana


2955 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208, US

Mission Statement

United Way of Central Indiana helps people learn more, earn more and lead safe and healthy lives. We do this by focusing on four priorities: education, income, health and basic needs


For more than 100 years, United Way of Central Indiana has supported innovative, practical and efficient agencies and programs in order to address local needs.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


2955 North Meridian StreetIndianapolis, IN 46208



  • Literacy / Reading




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 60 minutes each week from September 7th though the end of April

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