United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley knows that children who read at or above grade-level are more likely to succeed in school and in life. In third grade, students transition from learning to read to reading to learn. Beginning in September, United Way will launch Read United and pair community and corporate volunteers with third graders to help get them on track with grade-level literacy.
We have selected Mount Olive Intermediate School in Fort Mitchell (less than 15 minutes from Uptown Columbus) as our first site. This program begins the week of September 5th and the first session ends mid-December.
All it takes is one hour per week. Or, partner with a volunteer buddy and commit to reading alternate weeks. Each volunteer will read to two children during the weekly one-hour session. The key qualifications for this volunteer role are:
- Desire to help children learn
- Schedule that allows volunteering during the work day (9:00am-noon)
- Be able to commit to one hour per week (or partner with a buddy)
- Be consistent (children are counting on their volunteer)
The volunteer reading schedules will be finalized in mid-August and more specific scheduling information will be available at that time.
If you are interested in volunteering or want more information, complete the form below or contact Jennifer at (706) 327-3255 ext 211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.