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September 13, 2016

Back-to-School Day to Serve Event

Reading Partners is proud to be a part of Maryland’s Day to Serve, an annual program that encourages volunteerism and promotes service within our community. You can make a difference in the Baltimore community by volunteering with us during our Back-to-School Day to Serve event on September 30, 2016.

With the rising need to provide results-driven solutions for Baltimore’s emerging readers, Reading Partners helps students achieve proficiency by providing them the tools to master key reading skills through data-informed, curriculum-driven, one-on-one tutoring. For Day to Serve, Reading Partners will host a city-wide Back-to-School literacy tutoring day on Friday, September 30 to kick off the school year. We aim to engage 180 community volunteers across our 19 partner Baltimore City Public Schools in a single day of service.

Day to Serve Options

New Tutor Orientations: If you’ve been thinking about becoming a tutor with Reading Partners, now is the perfect chance! We will be offering new tutor orientations throughout the day at four new reading centers. Each location will host a new tutor orientation session in the morning and an additional one in the afternoon. Bring a friend and get excited to learn more about Reading Partners as we prepare you to deliver the Reading Partners curriculum prior to your first tutoring session with a student! Please see the list of schools that new tutor orientations will be taking place and follow the instructions to reserve your spot today:

  • Register to be a tutor with us using our new registration system, found on our volunteer page: and click “Register Now”
  • Click “Select” on the “New Volunteer” section*
  • Under the “Back to School Day to Serve Orientations” section, choose the date and location that works best for you!**
  • Commodore John Rogers
  • Dallas F. Nicholas Elementary School
  • Lakeland Elementary/Middle School
  • Robert W. Coleman Elementary School

*Space limitations, sign up early to reserve your spot!

Returning & Current Tutoring Sessions: Help kick off the school year with Reading Partners and provide an extra tutoring session. Whether you’re meeting your student for the first time or providing an extra session that week, come join us in your reading center and connect with other tutors! Reserve your spot at your school here:

In-Center Projects: If you have a creative side, we’d love for you to join us at one of our new sites for in-center projects. Activities may include creating welcome materials for students or organizing books for our Take Reading Home program. Take Reading Home is a program designed to distribute free age-and skill-appropriate books for students to start home libraries. To reserve your spot, email

  • Waverly Elementary/Middle School – 9am – 10:30am

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