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


Bowness

Forest Lawn

Forest Lawn Area School

Glenmore Square