Mission Statement

Reading Partners is a local nonprofit organization that works to expand life opportunities for elementary school children in low­ income communities by empowering them with strong literacy skills. We recruit and train community volunteers to work one­-on-­one with students.

We are recruiting for the 2018-2019 school year for our program! Unfortunately, we do not have summer programming.

We work in four of the five boroughs, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan!

With just 1-2 hours a week, you can make a huge difference in the lives of children who have fallen behind in reading and are at risk of falling further. One-on-one instruction at the student's reading level provides the opportunity for individualized academic attention and a healthy learning relationship with you, the volunteer. Volunteers are, in turn, supported at all times by Reading Partners school site coordinators and staff.

For more information, go to readingpartners.org and submit our volunteer form online or send an email to volunteerNY@readingpartners.org

Requirements: No previous experience necessary. All ages 14+ can tutor: Being a volunteer with Reading Partners is a great opportunity for high school students, college students, working professionals, full-time parents, and retirees. People of all ages and backgrounds can be a valuable resource for young people learning to read.

 

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