Volunteer by reading to children
Become a ReadingPal and join 200 volunteers reading to young children at prekindergarten 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.
Instill a love of reading and enhance literacy opportunities for young children
The next ReadingPals session will begin the week of September 15, 2015 and will run weekly through May 6, 2016.
Minimal volunteer requirements are:
or call (305) 646-7021.
– Dolores Craeg, volunteer reader
Last year, our volunteers clocked 1,761 hours and provided more than 1,000 take-home books, helping children build their own libraries at home.
ReadingPals is made possible through the support provided by Carol and Barney Barnett and our community partners: