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 2017/2018 school year? If so, training sessions are now available! All new volunteers must attend a training session, so please register now by clicking your
preferred date below. You only need to register for one training session.
Upcoming Training Dates
**Are you a returning Reading Pals Volunteer for the 2017/2018 school year? The refresher training session is now available!
Please note: This training session is only available for
Participating Broward County Public Schools for 2017-18
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