|Sent on:||Wednesday, February 20, 2013 1:53 PM|
Happy Wednesday, Book Lovers!
We have a wonderful volunteer opportunity, once again, to make a difference with a cause that is near and dear to those of us who cherish the gift of literacy. I was contacted by Jenna Carrigan, who is the Outreach Coordinator for Charleston Book Buddies. Here is an excerpt from Jenna's email, which explains the program and the current need for volunteer tutors.
"Book Buddies is a local literacy nonprofit that uses community volunteers to tutor elementary students who are reading below grade level and are at-risk for reading failure. We are currently tutoring 345 students in 8 Title I schools throughout Charleston County.
I am reaching out to you and The Charleston Book Lovers because we are desperately in need of volunteer tutors. Volunteers come into our reading centers for 45-minutes per week and work one-on-one with the same student each week using our curriculum, which was developed by Stanford University. There is no experience required, and we provide all training. Tutors can also pick the school, day and time that is most convenient to them. The best part is that our program works!! Last year, 98% of our students were reading on grade level after one year of interventions."
If you are interested and able to volunteer as a tutor, please email Jenna ([address removed]) or sign up at the organization's website, www.charlestonliteracy.org.
As always, THANK YOU, Book Lovers!