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ORGANIZATION: Scholars Unlimited

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About Us: Scholars Unlimited is an afterschool and summer program for elementary aged students living in low-income neighborhoods in the metro Denver area, and it is our mission to foster academic, social, and emotional growth.

Position Description: Literacy is at the heart of the work we do and is the foundation of academic success. As a Book Reader, you bring the magic of reading to our scholars by reading a picture book aloud to be posted on our website and social media. We will provide you with options of books to read, send it your way and you record yourself reading the book.

If you are interested in becoming a book reader, please email our Development Coordinator, Yvette Redwood, at yredwood@scholarsunlimited.org! You may also check out our Reading Room at www.scholarsunlimited.org/reading-room.

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About Scholars Unlimited

Location:

3705 E 40th Ave, Denver, CO 80205, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to foster academic, social, and emotional growth for children living in low-income communities around metro Denver. Our organizational vision is an unwavering commitment to empower students to achieve academic and personal success.

Description

Summer Scholars is a year-round community-based literacy program for elementary students (ages 4-12) in Northeast Denver who are below grade level in reading and at risk of school failure. Summer Scholars attacks poverty and crime by promoting literacy and academic achievements in a safe, stimulating environment. Summer Scholars was founded by Park Hill activists in response to the 1993 "Summer of Violence." In nine years, our program has grown from 20 students at one school to over 1250 students at 20 schools. Summer Scholars is a collaborative organization with partnerships with Denver Public Schools, Denver Parks and Recreation, the Scientific Cultural and Facilities District, Corporation for National Service (AmeriCorps *VISTA), and other organizations. Summer Scholars' programs are professionally evaluated and outcomes are measured. Last year, 86% of the students in the summer program made significant gains in their reading skills. Summer Scholars operates summer and school year programs designed to enhance the reading skills of students. Specifically, Summer Scholars programs include: six and four week summer literacy and recreation programs at 20 schools, family literacy pilot project at three sites, and school year literacy enrichment program at 9 schools. All Summer Scholars programs feature several key components: additional time for instruction, low student to teacher ratio, professional development for teachers, and family involvement through home visits and literacy events.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Children & Youth, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3705 East 40th AvenueDenver, CO 80205

(39.77309,-104.9439)
 

SKILLS

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