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 for one of our upcoming New Volunteer Orientations that will take place throughout the summer.  ReadingPals sessions for the 2018-2019 school year will start in September 2018
 
 

 

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

2PM - 4PM

United Way of Broward County 

Board Room

Ansin Building - 1300 South Andrews Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

 

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

9AM - 11AM

United Way of Broward County 

Board Room

Ansin Building - 1300 South Andrews Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

 

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

10AM - 12PM

United Way of Broward County

Board Room

Ansin Building - 1300 South Andrews Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

 

 

Participating Broward County Public Schools for 2018-19 

     

 

Questions? Contact Kristen Lewis
Phone:  (954) 453-3742
klewis@UnitedWayBroward.org

 

 

A Special Thank You to our Community Partners:

Carol and Barney Barnett

The A.D. Henderson Foundation