Change a Child's Life in One Hour A Week


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

P.O. Box 34Montpelier, VT 05601

About

Do you have an hour a week to read with a child?

Everybody Wins! Vermont is a state-wide non-profit children's mentoring organization with over 20 program sites across Vermont.

Adults from the community come in 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 waiting for mentors, but 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, designed to build a child's own desire to read. It's not tutoring, and it's not discipline. It's just 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.

Illiteracy is a real problem in America, and Vermont is no exception. Like most traits, a love of reading and contextual understanding takes root most readily while children are still young. This program is our way of cutting illiteracy and the problems that derive from it at the root.

These programs have had wonderful results. We just need more mentors so that we can reach out to more children as soon as possible. Most of our sites have waiting lists of children who have been nominated, or have asked to participate in the program.

We Need Your Help!

For more information or for an application to be a mentor, visit the website: www.ewvt.org, email info@ewvt.org, or call 802-229-BOOK (2665).

Here is a link to our sites around the state:
http://www.everybodywinsvermont.org/locations.html

When you read with a child...Everybody Wins!

Skills

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
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