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YMCA Reads! Volunteer Mentor

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ORGANIZATION: YMCA

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 40 people are interested
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YMCA Reads! is after-school reading remediation and mentoring program where at-risk and low-income children in Kindergarten through fourth-grade develop the reading skills they need to succeed in school. We are looking for volunteers to make a positive impact in the lives of children! No experience is needed; training is provided!

By volunteering just 2-4 hours a week, you can teach a child to read. As a YMCA Reads! mentor, you work with a small group of K-4th grade students, under the supervision of the Site Coordinator. By becoming a YMCA Reads! mentor, you will be able to:

  • Help children develop positive self esteem
  • Provide structured reading intervention instruction
  • Promote literacy and increased academic performance

YMCA Reads! is implemented in partnership with the Florida State Alliance of YMCA’s Foundation, Inc. and the YMCA of Southwest Florida. Funding for YMCA Reads! comes from The Department of Education and the participating YMCA’s.

Join us today and help us raise up the next generation of Charlotte County readers and leaders! Our goal is to have 75% of students on grade level in reading in the next five years. Will you help make that goal a reality?

1 Shift

  • afternoon / 03:00 PM to 04:45 PM EST
    Sessions run from 3-5 p.m. Monday - Thursday at Peace River Elementary. Typically volunteers will choose 1-2 days per week to attend.
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About YMCA

Location:

701 Medical Blvd, Englewood, FL 34223, US

Mission Statement

YMCA READS ! seeks to close the gap in students' reading performance and the State of Florida's reading performance expectations.

Description

YMCA READS! will work to improve reading skills in First and Second Grade students that have scored below grade level on standardized tests.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

4070 Beaver LanePort Charlotte, FL 33952

(26.96961,-82.078)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Child Development
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers are required to commit to a minimum of (1) 2-hour session per week, preferably on the same day(s) in order to build rapport with students. Seasonal residents and students are also welcome to apply for short term opportunities.
  • All potential volunteers must pass a background check (free through the YMCA) as well as completing required paperwork and free training provided by the Site Coordinator prior to volunteering.

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