United Way of Broward County


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.

Become a Reading Pal and join more than 300 volunteers reading to young children at Pre-Kindergarten and First Grade classrooms in public schools across Broward County. The ReadingPals program focuses on ensuring children have been exposed to the wonders of literature and are reading at grade level at the end of third grade. United Way engages, trains and deploys volunteer "reading pals" who dedicate one hour a week for 25 weeks to read to a child. ReadingPals also provides approximately 17 books for each child to take for a home library.


The ReadingPals program has been awarded the Broward County Public Schools Literacy Based Mentoring Program of the Year and Community Care Plans Non Profit Award for the 2017 Collective Impact for Youth Award


Are you are interested in becoming a Reading Pals Volunteer for the 2018/2019 school year?  If so, please REGISTER HERE and we will contact you to go over the requirements and email you the 2018/2019 training schedule once it is available. Trainings for new ReadingPals volunteers will take place during the summer months.  ReadingPals sessions for the 2018-2019 school year will start in September 2018




Participating Broward County Public Schools for 2018-19 



Questions? Contact Adriana LeCorgne
Phone:  (954) 453-3742



A Special Thank You to our Community Partners:

Carol and Barney Barnett

The A.D. Henderson Foundation