Leaders for Readers is in full swing
Our Leaders for Readers program connects high school teens with struggling readers in primary grades. The teens are trained to use effective techniques and great literature to inspire their young friends while earning volunteer hours necessary for graduation.
Every Wednesday afternoon and Saturday morning in The Story Garden, readers are paired with a leader to spend an hour reading and sharing with each other. The children enjoy having a special book read to them, and they also get to show how much they have been learning by reading to their leader. Finally, teams work on memorizing a poem and reading a bit of their team novel.
Here is a look into the past few weeks at Leaders for Readers!