In Kenosha County, the alarming reality is that two of three third graders struggle with reading proficiency. But here’s the good news: You have the power to help reverse this crisis.
By dedicating just one hour per week, you can help students become more confident and capable readers. Readers Are Leaders tutors spend time with students practicing literacy skills through reading, writing, and other phonics activities.
As United Way of Kenosha County enters their eighth program year, in partnership with the Kenosha Unified School District, RAL is on a mission to enlist over 100 tutors to work with students across four schools: Brass, Forest Park, McKinley, and EBSOLA. Last year, students and tutors came together to read for approximately 800 hours, and we aspire to exceed these numbers for the 2023-2024 school year—with your support.
No matter your background or experience, our students can benefit greatly from your presence. Our tutors come from diverse backgrounds, including college students and retirees. Rest assured, all the training and resources you need for success will be provided.
Tutoring takes place during school hours, September/October through May. Volunteer recruitment will take place through mid-October.
Complete the tutor interest form to get involved: https://www.kenoshaunitedway.org/readers-are-leaders-tutoring-program or for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.