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Volunteer by reading to children

Become a ReadingPal, and join 200 volunteers reading to young children at pre-kindergarten classrooms in neighborhoods across Miami-Dade. Research shows that children who learn to read well at an early age will not only read more independently, but also achieve more in math, social studies and science, and are more likely to graduate high school and pursue higher education. Early literacy is a key strategy to success.

Created in partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, The Children’s Trust, Miami-Dade County Public Library Systems, Early Learning Coalition and The Children’s Movement – and through support provided by Carol and Barney Barnett – ReadingPals is a fun and meaningful way to provide our children with the best possible start in school and in life.

Instill a love of reading and enhance literacy opportunities
for young children

The next ReadingPals session will begin the week of September 15, 2014. The weekly program will continue through April 30, 2015.

For more information on the ReadingPals program, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (305) 646-7021.

Resources for Current ReadingPals:

Photo of Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez reading to children at the Center for Excellence in Early Education

“Promoting literacy and encouraging our youngest residents to read is a true win-win and will have a lasting impact
," Carlos A. Gimenez, Miami-Dade County mayor, said.

United Way ReadingPals