Pretty soon we’ll be making New Year’s resolutions. I have a suggestion for you. How would you like to have a very rewarding experience for one or two hours a week?
Currently, 841 students are waiting to read with a tutor at Reading Partners. I just signed up and met my student. When we met, she looked at me excitedly and said, “I’m so happy, I have a reading partner now!” I asked her how long she had been waiting and she told me that she applied in kindergarten and she is now in 3rd grade! She is bilingual; her parents speak only Spanish so it has taken her longer to learn to read in English. There are a lot of students like her who need help.
Go to readingpartners.org. According to their website, “students are identified who are 6 months or more behind grade level in reading. Trained volunteer reading partners deliver individualized one-on-one tutoring twice a week for 45 minutes, following a structured curriculum. Students become proud, confident learners ready for success.”
So, if you are wondering what a great New Year’s Resolution might be, think of Reading Partners!