Reading Buddies (Youth Opportunity Grades 7-12)

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Overview

Bring stories to life for students in Grades 1 to 3!

Reading Buddies encourage children to read, offer a supportive environment to develop strong literacy skills, and most importantly, make reading fun!

Goals

To provide a safe and friendly environment for young students to experience the magic of reading

To enhance the reading interest of struggling readers

To provide a fun library experience

To provide an opportunity for youth volunteers to develop mentoring skills

To increase awareness and use of library resources, services and programs


Length

Fall/Winter

1.5 hour sessions

8 weeks

Days to be announced

Summer

1.5 hour sessions

5 consecutive days

Monday-Friday


Qualifications

Volunteers will be junior or high school students (grade 7 – grade 12)

Volunteers will be reliable, have a positive attitude, and good literacy level

Enjoy working with children

Volunteers will be good role models


Responsibilities

Attend volunteer orientation session

Be a good role model for their buddy

Follow the guidelines set out by the program coordinators

Ensure that the participants have an enjoyable learning experience


Help Needed