School-age literacy

Do you know a young reader who can use some practice and confidence in low-stress situation?

Paws to Read

Paws to Read offers young readers (grade 1-5) an opportunity to read to a friendly dog that is 100 percent non-judgmental. All of our reading dogs are certified therapy dogs through Therapy Dogs International. All reading abilities welcome.

Check back for future Paws to Read opportunities!

Book Buddies

Book Buddies offers young readers (K-5) an opportunity to read to a teen volunteer (Big Buddy) in a one-on-one session that is aimed at book enjoyment, not just reading fundamentals. Teen volunteers are instructed on how to support a child’s reading efforts and make reading time fun for a child. All reading abilities are welcome.

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Buddies build friendships outside of their grade level.
Little Buddies learn that reading can be fun.
Little Buddies build self esteem and confidence in their reading abilities.
Little Buddies practice reading out loud and building fluency without the pressure of peers watching.
Big Buddies learn leadership skills.

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