FALL READING SESSIONS
Students in 19 classrooms at 15 high-need schools have a personal Reading Mentor helping them catch up and keep up on their reading skills this semester. And, Reading Mentors and students are bonding over books! Diane Stecklein said this about her experience as a virtual volunteer:
"Each week, I look forward to reading with my student, Alijah. Seeing her eyes light up, sharing laughter and watching her progress truly warms my heart. We've formed a bond, and at the end of each session, we share a virtual hug. It's incredibly rewarding and good for the soul!"
Many thanks to all our Reading Mentors! Your consistent attendance is greatly appreciated by our students and staff alike. Remember that due to Thanksgiving, there are no sessions the week of Nov. 21.
Not signed up yet? There's still time! If you've volunteered in a prior school year, simply email Hayley your preferred reading session(s). New to our program? Apply here. The current need is greatest for "Flextras" who fill in when a Reading Mentor needs to miss a session. You can volunteer once a week, twice a month, or as often as your schedule allows. You'll be a hero!