FALL READING SESSIONS
Don't miss our September 20 Lunch & Learn! Learn more in the article below.
Many thanks to all our Reading Mentors for their support, dedication and flexibility as we continue to enhance our program―and find new ways to help students catch up and keep up on their reading skills.
To ensure our Reading Mentors and students stay safe, all reading sessions this semester will be virtual. We'll be using an upgraded Hoot Reading program so we can serve our students who need reading and mentoring support now, more than ever. To become successful readers, students need practice and a supportive adult. Lead to Read KC's digital program provides both.
Most schools have October start dates. You can view our current schedule here. If you've been a Reading Mentor in a prior school year, there’s no need to reapply. Email Hayley your preferred reading session(s). Not on our roster and want to get involved? Apply here.
Please stay tuned for more details about our program. We are eager to relaunch our traditional in-classroom program when the time is right.
Join us downtown at the PARK(ing) Day Festival on September 18! As part of our Reading Is Everywhere initiative to get more books to children in our community, Lead to Read KC is partnering with KC Streetcar and local children's book author Nikiyah Crosdale. Learn more.
And, we have continued to expand our reach, sharing books at four nonprofits, two barbershops and salons, as well as three retail locations.
We've added a tutoring program! Through Hoot Tutoring, students receive online personalized instruction from an experienced, certified classroom teacher. We are thrilled to continue the program at six schools this fall after a successful pilot this summer.
Although our program is a little different these days, our mission to support students' social, emotional and reading skills remains the same. Thank you for all you do!