ReadingPals

Mentor to make

a difference

Did you know that 43% of Florida students cannot read at a minimally proficient level by the end of third grade? ReadingPals, United Way of Broward County's volunteer-based early literacy initiative provides mentors for 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
United Way of Broward County's ReadingPals

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954.453.3742

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ReadingPals

difference

1,430

elementary students have been served since inception

50,000

books have been distributed over the past six years

1,100

since 2012 over 1,100 volunteers have donated over 28,000 hours of reading instruction

Featured Success Story

Terry

“My parents always read to me as a child,” said Terry. “I never really thought about the impact it had until I was much older, but now I am happy to do the same for other children.”

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Terry ReadingPals

UPCOMING EVENTS

A Special Thank You to our Community Partners:

 

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