Do you have an hour a week to work with elementary school students who could benefit from an extra boost in reading fluency? United Way’s “Reading Champions” program has several opportunities available for volunteers.
There program seeks fluency coaches to work with students in grades 1-5 in 10 of Greenwich’s 11 elementary schools and one after school program. Second, volunteers are needed to provide homework help in after-school programs. Third, the program seeks volunteer kindergarten tutors who work in the classroom with small groups of students using a lesson plan prepared by the teacher.
Reading Champions has partnered Greenwich youth with community volunteers since 2008, and a whopping 2,500 children have received a boost toward their individual reading goals through the one-on-one personal attention the program provides.
The program, which works in conjunction with the Greenwich Public School reading curriculum, has been a resounding and proven success.
Reading Champions draws its strength from its number of volunteers, and now is the time to join the ranks as the program gets under way in a matter of weeks.
Currently Greenwich United Way Reading Champions serves 10 of 11 elementary schools in Greenwich and the Byram Archibald Neighborhood Center (BANC), Community Centers, Inc. of Greenwich (CCI), Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich (BGCG), and the Y.W.C.A. of Greenwich. Volunteer tutors are trained, no teaching experience is needed, and tutoring opportunities are always available.