Volunteer through ReadingPals
FACT: Nearly one third of Florida's third graders attending public school cannot read at minimally proficient levels. And, sadly, those children are four times more likely to drop out of high school.
In an effort to ensure more children are reading at grade level by the end of third grade, United Way of Broward County is excited to announce ReadingPals - a three-year initiative focused on engaging, training and deploying volunteer "reading pals" in our community.
Partners in this exciting new program include: The Children's Movement, United Way of Broward County, Broward County Public Schools, the Women's Leadership Council, Early Learning Coalitions, and the Children's Services Council of Broward County.
ReadingPals is a statewide initiative that will concentrate on engaging students from prekindergarten to third grade. The focus of this initiative will be working with students in the lower-performing schools to encourage and enhance early literacy.
Click here to view the Reading Pals PSA
Become a ReadingPals volunteer by contacting
Croissant Park Elementary School - 1800 SW 4th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
Collins elementary School - 1050 NW 2nd Street, Dania
Dillard Elementary School - 2501 NW 11th Street, Fort Lauderdale
Endeavour Elementary School - 2701 NW 56th Avenue, Lauderhill
Fairway Elementary School - 7850 Fairway Boulevard, Miramar
Flamingo Elementary School - 1130 SW 133rd Avenue, Davie
Jack & Jill Children's Center - 1315 W. Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale
Morrow Elementary School - 408 SW 76th Terrace, North Lauderdale
Oakridge Elementary School - 1507 N. 28th Avenue, Hollywood
Park Ridge Elementary School - 5200 NE 9th Avenue, Deerfield Beach
Pompano Beach Elementary School - 700 NE 13th Avenue, Pompano Beach
Sunland Park Elementary School - 919 NW 13th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale
A Special Thank You to our Community Partners: