The Everybody Wins! mentoring program at a local elementary school needs reading buddies 1 hour a week! Everybody Wins! Vermont is a statewide, nonprofit, children’s literacy and mentoring program. At the Integrated Arts Academy @ HO Wheeler in the North End of Burlington, we have about 10 students who are on the waiting list to be matched with a reading buddy!
Mentors are local business people, college students, retirees, etc, who come to school just one hour a week during lunchtime to read with a child. Children and their mentors look forward to their meetings: to chat, read to each other, and play the occasional game of Scrabble, Bananagrams or MadLibs. Mentors help a child build strong self-esteem, reading skills, and a lifelong love of books, and just make them feel special. No training is necessary.
Fill out an application and find more information at http://ewvt.org/mentor.html.