Our Literacy Mentors program is an opportunity to work one-on-one with a middle-school-aged to improve their literacy skills and academic confidence, while simultaneously developing a passion for reading. Volunteers meet with their students once each week and read a chapter book at the child's reading level. Afterwards, they will engage in a discussion about central themes and social issues related to the book. Mentors will also have an opportunity to facilitate enrichment activities and learning experiences that reflect each child's needs and interests. This is a great opportunity for volunteers who work a typical 9-5, as all the sessions take place in the evenings or on weekends. We are currently accepting applications for this program and plan to start a new term in February 2017.
Locations & Times
Our upcoming Literacy Mentor program will be held at the sites and times below:
South Shore- Mondays, 5:15-7:15 PM
Lakeview- Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 PM
*Exact addresses protected by confidentiality, location will be disclosed upon submitting and reviewing your application.
-Must be at least 21 years old and hold a high school diploma or GED
-Must attend a three hour mandatory training session
-Must pass a background check
-Must commit to one session (2 hours) per week for at least 3 months.