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.
Resources for Current ReadingPals:
- Attendance Sheet (use if you will be absent)
- ReadingPals Book List and Calendar
- United Way Book Drive
“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.