Reading Partners is a national education nonprofit dedicated to improving students’ reading skills. We work in Title I elementary schools to support students from low-income communities who are reading 6 months to 2.5 years below grade-level. We recruit and train community volunteers to work one-on-one with students for 45 minutes twice a week, following a structured, research-based curriculum.
About Reading Partners
Reading Partners is a nonprofit literacy organization that recruits and trains community volunteers to provide one-on-one reading tutoring to students in under-resourced schools across the country. Reading Partners seeks to help children become lifelong readers by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction with measurable results. This highly-effective program has helped thousands of children master the fundamental reading skills they need to succeed in school and beyond.
Reading Partners has several schools that tutors can volunteer at. The closest location to Regis is:
Stevens Elementary School
7101 W 38th Ave
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
10 minutes from Regis (3.9 miles) by car
Click HERE for a map of the other school locations for Reading Partners volunteer opportunities.
How You Can Serve.
Reading Partners provides
one-on-one tutoring to students
in kindergarten through fourth
Characteristics in a student: Patient, Prompt, Adaptable, Passionate about youth/education, access to a computer with Zoom, a camera and a mic, and a quality internet connection.
Additional requirements/paperwork: Background Check for students over 18, Observation Notes after each lesson, Attendance Contract, Attend two separate 2-hour trainings prior to beginning tutoring. The first training is an overview of tutoring at Reading Partners, cultural awareness and working with diverse students. The second training is an overview of the online system and best practices for using the system. This is a total of 4 hours of training.
Availability: Volunteer opportunities with Reading Partners are available Monday - Thursday, between 8 am and 6 pm (hours vary slightly depending on the needs of the particular school), some Fridays may be available from time to time.
Web resources: http://readingpartners.org/colorado