ReadingPals is a community of readers that spend time with kids.
We train volunteers to tutor students struggling in reading.
We empower volunteers to be unforgettable mentors.
We transform a child’s experience with books.
We produce readers.
Latest results show that 70% of 3rd graders in Alachua County need reading support before going to 4th grade. By giving just one hour a week, you can help impact a child's life. Help us work in collaboration with teachers, parents and local nonprofit partners to prepare 2nd and 3rd graders for reading success!
As a ReadingPals Mentor, you will:
Visit your 2nd or 3rd grader one hour per week during Fall and/or Spring for 12-25 hours
Tutor your student in reading with the provided reading curriculum materials
Become a friend and mentor to your student to encourage reading success
To become a ReadingPals Mentor:
ATTENTION: We are no longer accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year. Please check back this summer to apply for the 2017-2018 school year.
Take 1/2-hour online training
Attend an in-person two hour volunteer training
Pass a background screening
If you have any questions about ReadingPals, please contact Rahkiah Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 352-333-0858.