Have a passion for reading? Do you love helping children? Looking for a way to get involved in the community? United Way of Kenosha County is looking for volunteers to help tutor children during the upcoming school year.
In the 2017-18 school year, the program at McKinley Elementary trained 80 volunteers to help 49 students. In all, 1,077 hours of volunteer tutoring helped students go up 150 reading levels. Currently, fewer than half of Kenosha County children are proficient in reading in third grade. This is an important milestone because, at third grade, children switch from learning to read to reading to learn—and those not proficient get left behind.
For the coming 2018-19 school year, the United Way of Kenosha County’s Readers are Leaders tutoring program is partnering with Kenosha Unified School District and Building Our Future to expand to three more schoolsーMcKinley Elementary, Wilson Elementary, Brass Elementary, and Forest Park Elementary.
The program hopes to have over 314 volunteers, about 78 per site, sign up for these locations. Building off of the success of previous years, United Way of Kenosha County will again expand the program in the 2019-20 school year.
How to get involved