ReadingPals

                                                     

ReadingPals is a statewide early literacy initiative that provides volunteer mentors for students from Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) to 3rd grade who need extra help, utilizing one-on-one or small group settings. Locally, United Way partners with Marion County Public Schools to provide ReadingPals in kindergarten & VPK classrooms.

Volunteer mentors donate one hour a week during the year at 18 elementary schools & 22 classrooms across Marion County. Statewide ReadingPals is in 20+ counties in FL. 


ReadlingPals Volunteers Assist with:

- Mentorship

- Early Literacy

 - Social-Emotional Development


 

 

READINGPALS VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Attend a volunteer training
  • Pass a background screening (at no cost)
  • Commit to reading to a child during the school day for 28 weeks

 

Ready to Become a READINGPAL - Make sure to do the following, checklist:

1. Fill out the volunteer application below - Online Submission

2. Complete the Memorandum form Below - Online Submission

3. Click on the Background Check screening drop down, and follow the steps to complete - online submission

 

 

 

    

 

ReadingPals was founded by The Children's Movement in Florida and organized through 17 United Ways across Florida.

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO VOLUNTEER, CONTACT JAN HATHAWAY AT 352-732-9696
OR EMAIL HERE.

 

 

United Way of Marion County Receives Sponsorship from AdventHealth Ocala to Support Literacy and Healthy Eating for Marion County Elementary Students. Click here to learn more about this partnership. 

 

          

 

 

2022-2023 Volunteer Forms

  • Anthony

  • Belleview

  • Belleview Santos

  • College Park 

  • Dunnellon

  • East Marion

  • Emerald Shores

  • Fessenden

  • Ft. McCoy

  • Greenway

  • Marion Oaks

  • Oakcrest 

  • Romeo

  • Saddlewood

  • Sparr

  • Sunrise 

  • Wyomina

  • Early Learning Academy ( formerly Evergreen)

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