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.

 

2015-16 Training Dates

 

Wednesday, October 28

1:00 - 3:00 PM

United Way of Broward County

Ansin Building

1300 South Andrews Avenue

Fort Lauderdale

 

 

Click here to view the Reading Pals PSA



Participating Broward County Public Schools (1st Grade)

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 Fork Elementary - 101 NW 15th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale

North Side Elementary School - 120 NE 11th 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

ABC Learning Center - 10623 W. Atlantic Blvd., Coral Springs

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

Kiddie City - 1780 North University Drive, Pembroke Pines

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
Alecorgne@UnitedWayBroward.org

 

 

A Special Thank You to our Community Partners:

Barney and Carol J. Barnett

The A.D. Henderson Foundation