UNITED WAY MENTORING PROGRAM
Did you know in Brevard more than one-third of all elementary students failed the FCAT Reading test last year? Students who lag behind in reading are more likely than their peers to drop out of high school, to be unemployed or underemployed and to end up on welfare or in prison. Third grade reading proficiency is critical for continued academic success.
To reduce the unacceptable third grade reading achievement gap in Brevard, United Way is piloting a reading mentor program. This is your opportunity to help! We are seeking individuals and teams for our pilot program.
What you’ll be doing:
Work one on one with four struggling readers volunteering one hour per week, Monday – Thursday
How it works:
Teams will consist of 5 people (One team member will serve as an alternate to help out with scheduling conflicts.) You’ll use an online software program called myON that gives kids access to thousands of digital books but also allows measurement of gains in student reading ability.
Volunteers are currently needed at:
Cambridge, Capeview, Coquina, Discovery, Endeavour, Fairglen, Golfview, Jupiter, MILA, Mims, Oak Park, Saturn and Sherwood Elementary Schools as well as Emma Jewel Charter School.
Training will be provided, and a Level II Background Check is required. (Expense reimbursed upon request.)
To join the mentoring program click here to view volunteer opportunities.