ReadingPals

ReadingPals has been officially suspended statewide, for the first quarter of the school year.

Please contact Jan Hathaway for more information.                                                          

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.

 

Volunteer Training Videos

Thank you for being a ReadingPal.  Your volunteer service is an important one in helping to assist Marion County Public Schools with getting our struggling kindergarten students back on track.  Below is a list of ReadingPal Training Videos that will help you with the upcoming Weekly Book Schedule. 
 
Sample Sessions:

Reading to a Child