YOU CAN BE A READING MENTOR FOR CHILDREN IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Literacy is essential to successful learning.
Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County’s Everybody WINS! Power Lunch program strives to nurture in children a love of reading. As caring adult role models, Everybody Wins! reading mentors make a positive and lasting difference in children’s lives.
The Everybody WINS! program pairs elementary school children with volunteer reading mentors from area businesses and the local community.
Mentors are matched one-to-one with students and spend one lunch break per week at a nearby school reading with their student partners.
Our corporate partners have confirmed that participation in Everybody WINS! boosts employee morale. It offers a simple yet very meaningful way for businesses to get involved in their community.
Monetary donations from participating companies ($300 – $1,000) help support mentor orientation sessions, handbooks, and a part-time site coordinator at each school, ensuring that volunteers and children have a positive experience.
To read a Times Union article about the program, click here.