Children’s Movement of Florida – Reading Pals

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The Children’s Movement of Florida has launched an initiative called ReadingPals . ReadingPals is an effort to ensure that more children are reading at grade level by the end of 3rd grade; it’s a three-year initiative focused on engaging, training and deploying volunteer “reading pals” in 10 Florida regions.

There are many partners: The Children’s Movement, local United Ways, school districts, Women’s Leadership Councils, Early Learning Coalitions, Children’s Services Councils and so many others. Together, they will focus on improving the reading abilities of students from pre-kindergarten to third grade in lower-performing schools.

ReadingPals is being launched in 10 Florida regions through the local United Ways. They looking for volunteers in each of the 10 regions who will dedicate an hour a week (for at least 25 weeks) to read in individual or small group settings. Volunteers will be trained and provided background screenings before entering the program. The hour you give each week will have an effect that lasts a lifetime.

Visit ReadingPals online to see if your county is participating!