January 8, 2018
Reading Partners North Texas kicks off 'Resolutions for Reading' to support struggling readers
For Immediate Release
Executive Director, Reading Partners North Texas
READING PARTNERS NORTH TEXAS SEEKS TO INSPIRE ‘RESOLUTIONS FOR READING’ DURING NATIONAL MENTORING MONTH
278 students are ready to be matched with volunteer tutors
Dallas, TX — January 8, 2018
“As a mentor to a Reading Partners student, I want to have the same impact that my mentor had on me. My top priority is to build our students up into confident learners and to push them to their fullest potential.” – A Reading Partners volunteer tutor
Each year, National Mentoring Month celebrates the power of mentoring relationships and calls for more people to play a supportive role in the lives of children. This January, Reading Partners is sharing stories of mentorship from community volunteers, AmeriCorps members, and staff. The campaign is designed to inspire others to make Resolutions for Reading in the new year by providing students in under-resourced schools with the tutoring and mentorship they need to become proficient readers by the fourth grade.
A proven, national nonprofit that mobilizes community volunteers to work one-on-one with struggling readers, Reading Partners is determined to serve 650 students in North Texas in the 2017-18 school year. Currently, there are over 278 students waiting to be matched with tutors at 13 of the 16 local elementary schools where Reading Partners operates in North Texas. Now is the time for our community to make Resolutions for Reading to ensure that our students have the reading skills and confidence they need to be successful in school and in life.
“We are grateful to our community volunteers who play a pivotal role in the reading success of our North Texas children. Our research-based and proven reading model is designed for a tutor with any background to achieve success with lessons ready and classroom support available by our Reading Partners North Texas team. We currently have 278 children on a teacher-referred wait list that are behind in reading that need your help. Please join our Reading Partners North Texas tutor team today!” – Lisa Bracken, Executive Director
Reading Partners volunteers utilize an easy-to-follow, individualized lesson plan each week in order to meet students at their level and help them make the critical transition from learning to read to reading to learn.
Reading Partners North Texas has an immediate need for volunteer tutors who can commit at least an hour a week to work with students in the following schools:
About Reading Partners
Reading Partners empowers students to succeed in reading and in life by engaging community volunteers to provide one-on-one tutoring. Since its founding, the national nonprofit organization has provided proven, individualized literacy tutoring to nearly 45,000 elementary school students in under-resourced schools across ten states and the District of Columbia. Visit readingpartners.org to learn more about our program impact, or connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.
Recently, Reading Partners was recognized as a Best Practice Honoree during the 2017 Library of Congress Literacy Awards. The 2017 awards program honored 15 organizations for outstanding work in the field of literacy and implementation of best practices in literacy promotion.
Reading Partners volunteer tutors work with their students (photo credits: Reading Partners)