Reading Buddies After School


Cause Areas


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


Yonkers and White PlainsYonkers, NY 10701

Mentor a student for one hour once a week and make a difference!


Have you ever wanted to help a young child with their homework and be a mentor? Look no further. Become a mentor and help elementary aged public school students with their homework and literacy skills in our Reading Buddies After School program. Studies show homework is important in reinforcing skills learned in class and just as important is a quiet, nurturing environment in which to work.

The Reading Buddies After School Program pairs elementary school children with volunteer mentors who help students organize and understand their homework while showing them how to complete their assignments in a timely, organized manner. Just as beneficial is the strong relationship that is fostered between a student and his or her mentor.

All it takes is one hour a week and a commitment to the school year, to make a difference in the lives of these children and their families. We train you on how to be an effective mentor by offering you monthly workshops on various topics throughout the school year. Mentors are matched with students in White Plains and Yonkers elementary schools. As this is an after school program, it is a perfect match for high school and college students to be involved in a community service as well as anyone who wants to help improve a child's literacy skills.

Come join us, not only will you help with a child's academic skills, you'll also develop a close bond with a child in need.


Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • Once a week for one hour
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