Reading to Kids is a grassroots organization dedicated to inspiring underserved children with a love of reading, thereby enriching their lives and opportunities for success in the future. To this end, Reading to Kids gathers on average 851 children and 350 volunteers at reading clubs on the second Saturday of every month at seven Los Angeles elementary schools.
r At the monthly reading clubs, pairs of volunteers read aloud to small groups of children, while their parents receive training on how to encourage their children to read at home. Kids, parents, teachers, and school libraries receive book donations at the end of the reading clubs. These are important donations, as 60 percent of low-income homes do not have age-appropriate reading materials for children.
r Since its inception in 1999, Reading to Kids has given more than 120,521 prize books to children who attend the reading clubs, donated more than 21,724 hardcover books to school libraries, and our volunteers have spent more than 140,697 hours reading to kids.
Reading clubs fall on the 2nd Saturday of every month at 7 different schools.
To volunteer at our next reading clubs, please visit www.readingtokids.org where you will need to register and RSVP. For more information, please feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 479-7455.
Our next reading clubs will be held on December 14, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For exact locations, please visit www.readingtokids.org .
Volunteers must be 18 or older to volunteer with Reading to Kids.
Tags: mentoring, at-risk youth
Contact Person: Charlie Orchard
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Phone Number: (310) 479-7455
Organization: Reading to Kids