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Reading+Mentoring 4 Success

Become a Reading Mentor

Do you love helping students succeed? You can help our young students improve their reading skills by being a reading mentor. You will play a very important role as a mentor by leading your assigned student through structured activities each session. You will be supported by a program coordinator that will provide training, support you while on-site and gather feedback on how your student did in the session. 

This program is based on research from the Annenburg Institute at Brown University that has outlined critical success factors for high-dosage tutoring and mentoring programs. Our mentors play a critical role in the success of our students and the program as they build a relationship with their student and encourage them in their reading. We are seeking people that can commit to 1 or 2 sessions a week from October-May when school is in session. Of course, we realize that you might need to miss a week or two, but ask you to make this commitment a priority as consistency is critical. 

This year, the program will be piloted at two schools, Rocky River and Wolf Meadow Elementary Schools. These two schools currently range from 31% to 33% in 3rd-5th grade reading proficiency. 

At this time, we are still anticipating this program to begin in October. Due to the pandemic and associated district policies, the volunteer screening process is temporarily on hold. Updates and any changes that occur will be communicated in a timely manner.

To better understand this commitment, please download and review the Volunteer Profile that outlines mentor responsibilities, requirements and expectations of the role.

Reading+Mentoring 4 Success Volunteer Application
First Name
Last Name
Phone Number
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Address Line 1
Postal Code

The below referenced link may be found above on this webpage just before this form. Please review to ensure you understand the commitment you are making. If you have questions, please contact Amy Gough.
I have reviewed and agree to the information provided in the Volunteer Profile document.
Please indicate which school you prefer to mentor at.
To provide the consistency our students need in order to achieve, we ask for a weekly commitment.
Available Days
Please check all days you are available. You will be assigned a regularly scheduled day(s).
Preferred Timeframes
Please check any that apply. We are still working with the schools to determine the specific time blocks; however, your time each week will be consistent so you may plan accordingly.
No Experience is Necessary. This information will be used to create the best matches for students' needs.
Are you fluent in another language besides English? If yes, please list the languages below.
To assist us in future promotions, please indicate where or how you heard about the program.
Please let us know any additional information or questions you may have below.