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Reader to Reader

Become a reading friend for an early reader.



What is Reader to Reader? Check out this video:



Why should I get involved in Reader to Reader?



Research shows that:

  • Students who struggle to read in first grade are 88% more likely to struggle in fourth grade. 
  • Students who struggle in fourth grade are four times more likely to drop out of school.
  • Across the U.S., 85% of juveniles who interact with the court system are functionally illiterate.
  • And 60% of the nation’s inmates are illiterate.


The Reader to Reader program meets this need:

  • Reader to Reader pairs a volunteer tutor with a young reader who a teacher believes will benefit from more reading practice.
  • Each visit takes place at the student’s school and lasts 20-30 minutes.
  • Each session echoes the teacher’s reading instruction by reading a book that the student has already read in class. 
  • Each student earns rewards for tackling a challenging learning task. 


What to Expect:

  • Reader to Reader training on January 19 after morning service from 11:45 to 1:30. Lunch will be provided.
  • A list of students and volunteer times will be available at the training session for you to choose from.
  • Praise will provide all Reader to Reader resources.
  • The 2020 Spring Session of Reader to Reader runs from January 20th through April 3rd.
  • You will need to apply to become a Springfield Public School Volunteer. Click here for the online application.


Click below to get involved! Changing a child's life today can change their life forever.