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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 (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.

Reading+Mentoring 4 Success Volunteer Application
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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 of one or two times per week. Session lengths are 30 minutes.
Preferred Timeframes
Below is a current list of volunteer times. Individual days are options for those volunteering 1 time per week. Options listing multiple days are for those volunteering two times per week. If you selected a specific day(s) and timeframe(s), please skip the next two questions then complete the remaining questions.If none of these times will work for you, please complete the following two questions.

If none of the above current times work for you, please answer the next two questions to help us in planning. We are adding new timeframes regularly. 

Available Days
Please check all days you are available. You will be assigned a regularly scheduled day(s).
Available Times
No Experience is Necessary. This information will be used to create the best matches for students' needs.
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