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. This is especially critical in the third grade, when children transition from learning to read to reading to learn. To improve grade level reading, United Way launched Read United at the start of this school year.
Read United matches community and corporate volunteers with third graders to help them get on track with grade-level literacy. Our first Read United school partner is Mount Olive Intermediate School in Fort Mitchell. This program will operate Sept. 5 – December 19, and includes 43 volunteers reading to 26 students. Volunteers serve one hour per week or alternate weeks with a “reading volunteer buddy”. Students receive intervention twice each week.
What does it take to be a Read United volunteer?
- 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 next Read United session will begin in early 2018. If you are interested in volunteering or want more information, complete the form below or contact Jennifer at (706) 327-3255 ext 211 or email@example.com.
United Way funded after-school programs also need reading volunteers. To find out more about those opportunities, visit www.unitedwayofthecv.org and click on the volunteer tab.