Volunteers Wanted – Help a Child Improve His or Her Reading Skills

Last year the Uxbridge Public Library, in partnership with the Uxbridge Youth Centre and Rotary Club of Uxbridge ran a successful literacy initiative. Grade seven students attended after school 3 times per week for less than an hour and every one gained at least one grade in reading ability.

We would like to repeat the program, but we need volunteers. Volunteers will need to spend roughly one hour familiarizing themselves with the computer based program that the students will be using. They would then supervise classes after school three days per week. The specific days have not been determined but would likely be Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. A start date has not been finalized.

The program is simple to administer and we are looking for volunteers willing to invest 1 – 3 hours per week in a child’s future. If this is of interest please contact Alex at 905-852-9747 ext. 26 or ahartmann@uxlib.com by November 15, 2009.

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