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.