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 the 2017 school year. All students improved their reading level.
READ UNITED matches community and corporate volunteers with third graders to help them get on track with grade-level literacy. Our Read United school partner is Mount Olive Intermediate School in Fort Mitchell.
What do Read United Volunteers do?
- Have a passion to help children learn
- Volunteer for 1 hour on either Tuesday or Thursday mornings
- Commit to one hour per week (volunteers partner with a buddy and read bi-weekly)
- Be consistent (children are counting on their volunteer)
United Way funded after-school programs are still in need for reading volunteers. To find out more about those opportunities, call the Volunteer Center at (706) 327-3255, ext. 209 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A big THANK YOU to all of our volunteers who participated during our first year. Here’s a small recap of some of the lives you have changed!