READINGPALS VOLUNTEERS ASSIST WITH:
ReadingPals is a statewide early literacy initiative that provides volunteer mentors for students from Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK)
to 3rd grade who may 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 classrooms. Volunteers donate one hour a week during the year in 19
elementary schools across Marion County.
READINGPALS VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS:
- Attend a volunteer training
- Pass a background screening (at no cost)
- Commit to read to a child during the school day for 25-30 weeks
ReadingPals was designed by The Children's Movement in Florida and organized through 17 United Ways across the state of Florida.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO VOLUNTEER, CONTACT JAN HATHAWAY AT 352-732-9696
OR EMAIL HERE.
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