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Do you have an hour a week to read with a child in Burlington schools?
Everybody Wins! Vermont is looking for adults to read over lunch with children at Edmunds Elementary School, J.J. Flynn Elementary School, and the Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes. Find out more about our locations, days, and times on our website at this url: https://everybodywinsvermont.org/become-a-mentor/power-lunch-sites/
Everybody Wins! Vermont is a state-wide non-profit children's mentoring organization. Adults from the community come to a school and read books with students one hour a week while school is in session. The ages range between 1st and 5th grades. We have children on a waiting list for mentors in every location, and not enough volunteers to go around!
The best part about our program is that it's simple... One student, one mentor, only one hour per week. It's a mentoring program, meant to build a child's own desire to read. It's not tutoring, and it's not discipline. It's simply a caring adult spending an hour with a child, and it's amazing the effects that such a simple program has. There are no expectations or tests, and it means so much to the students each week to just receive the undivided attention of an adult from the community.
For more information or for an application to be a mentor, visit the website: www.everybodywinsvermont.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 802-229-BOOK (2665).