Mentor to make
How many childhoods does each person get in one life span? Early childhood intervention provides us ONE chance to impact a child’s love for reading. Did you know that 47% of Florida students cannot read at a minimally proficient level by the end of third grade? ReadingPals, a statewide volunteer-based literacy initiative, bridges the gap between community impact and education. Volunteers have the opportunity to mentor students from Pre-K through 3rd* grade for one hour a week for 25 weeks to read to a child.
We hope to achieve:
- To build genuine, impactful relationships between students and our volunteer mentors
- To help students build strong social-emotional foundation through self awareness, self management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision-making
- To improve students' understanding of the fundamental building blocks of early literacy
ReadingPals is a statewide program designed by the Children's Movement of Florida. You can join this statewide program (learn more here) and over 2,000 volunteers involved by clicking the link below.
*First and Second Grade follows the ReadingPals Statewide Program
A Special Thank You to our Community Partners:
Carol and Barney Barnett