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Become a volunteer with America Reads
Help the RSVP America Reads Program develop strong, well-educated children for Wilson County’s next generation. If you are age 55 or over, this is your invitation to meet a need in area elementary schools.
Many children in our area will enter school this fall and will be placed in the grade level based on their age, but that may not be their reading grade level. If not reading at their grade level, they may struggle and experience frustration and confusion, said America Reads Coordinator Betty Niven.
America Reads tutor volunteers meet on a regular weekly basis at the school to work with students in 30-minute increments. Tutors pick the school of their choice, as well as the day and times they are available. Most tutors volunteer for an hour each week and help two students for 30 minutes each. If you can read and love to read to children, you fit the bill! Research shows that students who are taught one-on-one learn faster and develop more confidence and self-esteem.
The new school year begins in August. The America Reads Program orientation and training workshop is set for Wednesday, Aug. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Seguin Independent School District office on Kingsbury in Seguin. To register, call 830-379-0300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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