Saturday, January 24, 2015

Become a Reading Partner

Reading Partners is a national literacy nonprofit that teams up with elementary schools in under-served communities to provide one-on-one literacy tutoring to struggling elementary student readers. They exist to help these students catch up and master the reading skills necessary to succeed in school. With the supplemental one-on-one instruction that volunteers provide, students typically end the year more than doubling their rate of learning! In order to do this, however, they rely on our community partnerships, as well as amazing community volunteers. 

Both SCBWI and Reading Partners have similar aims and they are looking for volunteers. Their program empowers community volunteers to provide one-on-one literacy tutoring for struggling 
K-4 readers, using our easy-to-follow curriculum. 

They are asking if any SCBWI-WWA members, published or not, would be able to commit as little as one hour/week, during the school day, Mondays–Thursdays. No previous experience is necessary! There will be 24/7 supervision and support.  Currently, they are serving Beverly Park Elementary (South Seattle) and Sanislo (West Seattle). 

Please visit, or call (206) 992-4484 with any questions.

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