Books and Buddies Mentor

Published

07/24/2018

Start Date

09/24/2018

End Date

05/10/2019

Times of day

Weekday Afternoons

Time Commitment

A few hours per month

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

1065 American Pacific Drive
Suite 160
Henderson
Nevada
89074
United States

Description

Books & Buddies

 Reading Mentorship Program Overview


·        Partner with an elementary-aged child to help improve reading and language skills

·        Requirements: Transportation to and from school, criminal background check, 1 training session

·        Time Commitment: minimum of 1 hour per week

·        Locations: six CCSD schools across the valley:

  • Will Beckley ES (afternoons)
  • Rex Bell ES (afternoons)
  •  Jack Dailey ES (afternoons)
  • C.C. Ronnow ES (mornings)
  • Bertha Ronzone ES (afternoons)
  • Robert Taylor ES (mornings).


Books & Buddies Multi-Generational Reading Program was developed to improve the reading and comprehension skills of at-risk children by partnering them with volunteers acting as reading companions. Working together, the volunteer and student focus on improving the child’s reading proficiency, comprehension and oral reading skills. Books & Buddies mentors provide the much needed individualized attention that is not readily available within the classroom and, unfortunately, often absent from the child’s home environment.  


All potential Books & Buddies volunteers will undergo a thoughtful and thorough screening process which will include Volunteer Application submission and criminal background investigation. New volunteers will also participate in a Volunteer Orientation and Training session to support them in their mentorship. 



Benefits

  • Training Provided

Benefits

  • Groups

How To Apply

mnelson@spreadthewordnevada.org
http://spreadthewordnevada.org

Please visit our website www.spreadthewordnevada.org to register as a volunteer and sign-up for the mentor training session that fits your schedule.

1.      Click on the PROGRAMS headline

2.      Choose BOOKS & BUDDIES from the dropdown

3.      Read about our program and choose YES if you’re ready to commit

4.      Click on the SIGN ME UP! button and complete the registration


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