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 (30 minutes) a week from January-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.
The soft start to the program began right after Thanksgiving; however, the official kick-off starts right after the New Year. If you are interested, it is important to complete the process right now in order to get completely cleared to start on-time.
To better understand this commitment, please download and review the Volunteer Profile that outlines mentor responsibilities, requirements and expectations of the role. Then complete the Volunteer Application Form below to kick off the process.