Date for Volunteers: June 27th, 2013- Time:9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Jack and Jill Children’s Center-1315 W. Broward Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL
one third of Florida's third graders attending public school cannot read at
minimally proficient levels.
those children are four times more likely to drop out of high school.
In an effort
to ensure more children are reading at grade level by the end of third grade,
United Way of Broward County is excited to announce ReadingPals - a three-year
initiative focused on engaging, training and deploying volunteer "reading pals"
in our community. The focus of this initiative will be working with students
first Grade in the lower-performing schools and childcare centers to encourage
and enhance early literacy. Volunteers will be asked to dedicate one hour a
week (for 25 weeks-starting in September,
2013) to read in individual or small group settings.