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January 9, 2018

Reading Partners Sacramento kicks off 'Resolutions for Reading' to support struggling readers

For Immediate Release


Rachel Minnick

Executive Director, Reading Partners Sacramento

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200 students are ready to be matched with volunteer tutors

Sacramento, CA — January 9, 2018

“I’ve noticed that the two students I tutor gain confidence in the one-to-one setting.  Since each student learns differently, working one-to-one allows them to progress at their own speed and not worry about making a mistake. I also notice the longer they are in the program, the more they like it.” – Judi Smith, Reading Partners volunteer tutor at Ethel Phillips Elementary

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.

proven, national nonprofit that mobilizes community volunteers to work one-on-one with struggling readers, Reading Partners is determined to serve 400 students in Sacramento in the 2017-18 school year. Currently, there are over 200 students at 8 local elementary schools waiting to be matched with tutors. 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.

“Every student is one tutoring session away from being a success story, and our dedicated volunteers guarantee that success.” – Michael Spalsbury, Reading Partners program manager

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 Sacramento has an immediate need for volunteer tutors who can commit at least an hour a week to work with students in the following schools:

To learn more about volunteering with Reading Partners, please email or call (916) 996-0830.

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 to learn more about our program impact, or connect with us on FacebookLinkedIn, 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)

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