Refer a friend

Sharing Reading Partners’ messages with your personal and professional connections through social media, email, and in-person conversations can have incredible reach, making a true impact in spreading awareness of our mission. Word-of-mouth is the top brand driver for Reading Partners. Please consider sharing your story about how working with students has impacted you. It will help others understand the important work that you are doing with Reading Partners and how they can join you in making a difference.

Share reasons why you are a Reading Partner using #OneHourCanEmpower.

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Share on social media

Post a selfie with a caption or use the #OneHourCanEmpower sign to share why you are a Reading Partner. Be sure to tag @ReadingPartners and use the hashtag#OneHourCanEmpower ​when posting on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat. Share far and wide and get your friends to join you!


  • One of my favorite activities each week is volunteering one hour with @ReadingPartners. Working with my brilliant and fun student never fails to brighten my day. I encourage everyone to join me. #OneHourCanEmpower. 
  • Volunteering with @ReadingPartners has been a transformative experience. I invite all of my friends and family to step up and join me in tutoring a student. #OneHourCanEmpower



  • Before I start my workday, I stop by my local school site to read with a student. That hour I get to spend volunteering with @ReadingPartners always makes the rest of my day brighter. Sign up today because #OneHourCanEmpower:

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Download the #OneHourCanEmpower sign.

  1. Write in a reason why you are a volunteer reading partner
  2. Hold the sign up and snap a photo
  3. Post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat

Send an email

Dear friends and family,

I’m writing to tell you about my volunteer work with Reading Partners. It’s an incredible organization that connects volunteers with students to help kids read at grade level by fourth grade. During my time at Reading Partners I’ve learned that when students can’t read at grade level by fourth grade they are more likely to leave high school without a diploma and face further obstacles later in life. 

I believe in creating a more equitable future for kids in our community, and that’s why I currently volunteer to tutor a student for one hour each week. Every time I see my student, I notice their progress from the previous week and we have a blast reading together.

If you’re looking for an impactful way to make a difference, I recommend volunteering with Reading Partners. It has become one of the most rewarding hours of my week. Head over to to learn more, or just reply here and I’d be happy to share more about my experience.

With gratitude,

[Your name]

Newsletter blurb

Did you know 4 out of every 5 of our nation’s low-income fourth graders are not reading at grade level? This means many students are falling behind at the critical transition point in their educations. The good news is, volunteers across the country are joining together to take action and support students’ literacy education.

The Reading Partners program offers a unique opportunity for volunteers to commit one hour a week (or more) to tutor an elementary school student in reading. Reading partners provides training, on-site support, and an easy-to-use curriculum that sets volunteers up for success. The program and its volunteer reading partners are proven to help students improve their reading skills. Yet, more volunteers are needed to meet the needs of students in our community. Learn more about how you can make a difference with Reading Partners:

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