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 250 volunteers reading to young children at Pre-Kindergarten and First Grade classrooms in neighborhoods 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 15 books for each child to take for a home library. This year ReadingPals is in 16 public schools and five childcare sites reaching more than 300 children.



2016-2017 Training Dates

Thursday, July 7 (returning volunteers only)

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Broward County School Board Building
Thursday, July 13 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Broward County School Board Building
Wednesday, July 27 3:30 - 5 p.m.

Salvation Army
100 SW 9th Ave. Fort Lauderdale

Wednesday, August 3 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

City of Miramar
2300 Civic Center Place, Miramar 33025

Wednesday, August 10 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Salvation Army
100 SW 9th Ave. Fort Lauderdale
Wednesday, August 24 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Salvation Army
100 SW 9th Ave. Fort Lauderdale
Friday, September 16 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

United Way of Broward County
1300 S. Andrews Ave. Fort Lauderdale


Click here to view the Reading Pals PSA

Participating Broward County Public Schools (1st Grade)

Annabel C. Perry Elementary School - 6850 SW 34th Street, Miramar

Collins Elementary School - 1050 NW 2nd Street, Dania

Croissant Park Elementary School - 1800 SW 4th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale

Dillard Elementary School - 2330 NW 12th Court, 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

Martin Luther King Elementary School - 591 NW 31st Avenue, Fort Lauderdale

Morrow Elementary School - 408 SW 76th Terrace, North Lauderdale

North Side Elementary School - 120 NE 11th Street, Fort Lauderdale

Oriole Elementary School - 3081 NW 39th Street, Fort Lauderdale

        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

Walker Elementary School - 1001 NW 4th Street, Fort Lauderdale

West Hollywood Elementary - 6301 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood


Pre-Kindergarten Sites

Atlantic Private Pre School - 8303 W Atlantic Blvd, Coral Springs, FL 33071

Jack & Jill Childcare Center - 1315 West Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

Lauderdale Manors Early Learning & Resource Center - 1400 NW 14th Ct, Fort Lauderdale

New Mirawood Academy - 5820 Hallandale Beach Blvd., West Park


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