Volunteer driven tutoring is one of the most effective way to increase reading skill level for elementary school children. Research indicates that students thrive with the caring attention of one person who serves as both tutor and role model.
Literacy skills lead to success. In fact, children not reading proficiently by the end of 3rd grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school. In addition, third grade reading scores are highly correlated with later academic and life-long success.
Our goal is to not only improve literacy rates, but to help develop a lifelong love of reading. Or, as we like to say, increase the will and the skill to read.
We do this by pairing tutors with students to read together on a weekly basis.
Please consider giving your time and opening your heart to a 2nd grader in Chester County; it will make a huge difference in a child’s life.....and yours!