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Be a Reading Buddy! Read Books with Children in KCK Elementary Schools

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ORGANIZATION: Learning Club KCK

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Do you enjoy working with kids? Is reading a hobby of yours? If so, you'll enjoy volunteering as a reading buddy! Learning Club's in-school reading program makes reading enticing and fun to emerging readers.

During the school day, you'll read with three children for 25 minutes each. Expect to read with first, second, and third graders. The children are budding readers who need just a little extra encouragement and support. They love working with their reading buddy and teachers are grateful for your help! No prior education experience is necessary.

We are starting the school year at New Chelsea Elementary and Silver City Elementary on Mondays and Tuesdays, respectively. Later in the year, we will expand to include Banneker and Whittier Elementary. Times are to be determined until after the start of the school year, but will be during the first half of the school day.

If you would like to be updated as more information is available, please contact Learning Club at SNagra@LearningClubKCK.org.

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About Learning Club KCK

Location:

2203 Parallel Ave, Kansas City, KS 66104, US

Mission Statement

We will provide a positive, pivotal educational experience for the children in Kansas City who need it most.

Description

In 2002, Brad Grabs founded Learning Club after realizing the need for accessible after-school programs in the Kansas City urban core. The Learning Club began as after-school tutoring sessions for students residing in public housing projects and has grown to become a leader in championing child literacy. We partner with the public housing communities to engage children in learning opportunities. The students we serve vary in age, gender, and culture, with many bilingual students and refugee students. Each school year, Learning Club students receive snacks and one-on-one tutoring from our volunteers for an hour after school. In addition to our tutoring program, we provide many enrichment experiences for students. This summer, Learning Club hosted a six week summer camp. Students took field trips to Sporting KC, Science City and many others in addition to rehearsing a scene from Godspell and learning about the Olympics!

Learning Club strives to make learning fun and desirable to underserved students. Our goal is to encourage a love of reading in students while ensuring that every student can confidently say that a Learning Club adult cares about them.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Kansas City, KS 66104

(39.15355,-94.69672)
 

SKILLS

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading / Writing

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Volunteers read with students for one hour per week. We ask that volunteers to commit to being a reading buddy until the end of the school year.

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