Help a child to read by giving an hour of your time!
We hope you will consider adding volunteering to your busy schedule to help a child learn to read. Just an hour a week will make a difference. “It was incredibly gratifying to watch a child learn to read, to know that I helped a child master a skill that would serve him his entire life. Tutoring with the Alexandria Tutoring Consortium has been one of the single most meaningful experiences of my adult life.” A Cora Kelly Tutor
Teaching children to read has multiple benefits and is the key to your child's academic future, according to Teach Reading Early, because reading is at the heart of all formal education. Some of the many advantages of developing early reading ability are neurological, educational, psychological, social and linguistic. Here are a few opportunities for you to make a difference:
Alexandria Tutoring Consortium tutors kindergarten and first grade students in reading, 1 or 2 times a week, October - May, for 30 to 45 minutes during the school day. Training, materials and support will be provided. Tutors are needed for shifts between 8:00 a.m. and 2:35 p.m. in most Alexandria City Public Schools. Register online.
The Campagna Center’s Wright to Read program provides volunteer-based one-on-one sustained literacy tutoring and mentoring relationships to elementary school children who are reading one year below grade level. Tutoring is typically done at the public library after work or on the weekends once a week for an hour. Register online.
Community Lodgings is looking for volunteers who can help at least one day a week at our learning centers to help children. Volunteers will assist and collaborate with the program directors to work directly with students, tutoring students individually and in small groups, tracking student progress and reporting weekly to program coordinators. Register online.