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June 9, 2015

Get involved with Reading Partners Charleston: Summer 2015

Reading Partners mobilizes the community to give back to Charleston youth by connecting one caring adult with one struggling young reader. We recruit and train community volunteers to work directly with elementary students whose reading skills have fallen below grade level. Beyond providing one-on-one tutoring, our volunteers build powerful relationships with their students and bridge the gap between community and schools.

IMG_0685The results are inspiring. Recently recognized by the New York Times as an “untapped force in the fight
for literacy, Reading Partners is a program that works. In 2014, 71 percent of our target students doubled
their rate of learning.

In the next school year we will expand our program to serve many more students who need our help. In order to ensure all of our +600 students get the reading support they deserve, we’ll need your help. Find out how you can get involved.

Get involved this summer

Attend an info session. Meet staff and tutors, ask questions, and get an overview of what it means to be a reading partner.

Wednesday, June 24, 4-5 pm, Charleston Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday, July 8, 4-5 pm, North Charleston City Hall

Wednesday, July 22, 4-5 pm, Charleston Chamber of Commerce

Please RSVP at or (843) 860-3915 if you are interested in attending an info session. Be sure to include your name, email, the event you wish to attend, and the number of guests you wish to bring.

Volunteer. We are seeking community volunteers to become reading partners in the 2015-16 school year. All it takes is an hour a week. Click here to sign up.

Donate. Help us serve even more students next year by sponsoring a student or helping us stock our reading centers.  Click here to make an online tax-deductible donation.





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