Mentor to make
Early childhood intervention provides us a 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 third* grade by reading to a child for one hour a week for 25 weeks.
With ReadingPals, we are:
- Building meaningful, impactful relationships between students and our volunteer mentors
- Helping students develop strong social-emotional foundations through self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision-making
- Improving students' understanding of the fundamental building blocks of early literacy
- Creating a life-long love of reading among early elementary students
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