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January 20, 2022

Reading Partners South Carolina is hosting community information sessions to address the critical need for virtual volunteers to work with young readers

Contact:

Christine Messick

Director, Community Engagement

Christine.messick@readingpartners.org

843-830-3230

MEDIA ALERT

January 20, 2022

Community volunteers are needed to close the opportunity gap for local elementary students

What: A series of virtual community information sessions for community members to learn how they can help elementary students gain critical reading skills and combat disrupted learning caused by the pandemic. Attendees will learn more about the Reading Partners program, virtual volunteer opportunities, and how to sign up as a volunteer tutor.

Why: As COVID cases rise, many people are hesitant to be out volunteering in the community.  The good news is that Reading Partners has a brand new online volunteer program where community volunteers can make a huge impact on a student’s life, all from the comfort of their own homes or offices. The structured, evidence-based curriculum can be easily delivered to elementary students by community volunteers with no teaching experience required. These weekly literacy lessons are not only fun to deliver, but they also make a huge impact in getting a student on the right reading level. Community members will learn more about Reading Partners and how they can help by committing to just an hour a week to ensure that all students have the literacy skills necessary to be successful in school and beyond.  Sessions are free and open to the public.

When: There are four 40 minute sessions scheduled at the end of the month and into early February.  Dates and times are below along with the corresponding link to register.

Wednesday, January 26 at 10:00am – Link to register is here.

Friday, January 28 at 5:30pm – Link to register is here.

Tuesday, February 1 at 2:30pm – Link to register is here.

Wednesday, February 9 at 5:30pm – Link to register is here.

Where: All events are virtual. Registration is required through Eventbrite. Please see the links to register above.

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About Reading Partners

Reading Partners’ mission is to help children become lifelong readers by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction with measurable results. Each year, hundreds of local volunteer tutors across Charleston and Berkeley Counties support students on their paths toward becoming strong, confident readers.

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