United Way of Northeast Florida
Help Students Prepare for Kindergarten
Company: United Way of Northeast Florida
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Location: 20 sites across Jacksonville Jacksvonville Jacksvonville, FL 32202
Project Details

45% of Jacksonville's students begin kindergarten unprepared and not on reading level. Being a strong reader improves students’ on-time grade promotion and increases high school graduation rates. Join the fight to improve early learning literacy!

United Way's ReadingPals program connects passionate, committed volunteers with preschoolers who need a little extra help getting ready for kindergarten.

For 30 minutes or 1 one hour each week, a ReadingPals volunteer spends time with a pair of preschoolers, reading a book, completing activities, and developing skills that the children will need for success in school.

We have locations all across Jacksonville that are seeking committed volunteers. Please go to http://www.unitedwaynefl.org/readingpals/ to learn more.

General requirements
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 30 minutes to 1 hour a week
  • Attend a training and submit information for a background check.
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Skills Area
Literacy / Reading
Community Outreach
Teaching / Instruction
Child Development
Verbal / Written Communication