What is Read and Lead?
The Read and Lead program is a program conducted by high school students to
help young emergent readers in the early years of elementary school that may not
have parents waiting for them at the school day's end with their homework.
Key Clubbers are asked to mentor a child by donating one hour of their
time a week to help an elementary school child that may be struggling with their
work. The high school reader can provide individualized attention that
classroom teachers do not have time to give to the special students who would
benefit from more personalized attention. The high school reader provides
warm support and friendship that enhances their child's sense of confidence,
self-esteem, and love of learning.
What are the benefits of the program for the mentor?
What are the benefits of the program for the elementary
Learn that reading is fun
Improve self-image from the approval of the mentor and the
acquisition of new reading skills
Improve attitudes towards learning
Improve overall academic skills
Positive role model
Learn communication skills
Learn how to make friends
Improve reading skills
Read and Lead / Mentoring is every Tuesday and Thursday and
Barnum Woods and Parkway Elementary Schools from 3:15 to 4:30. You may
decide to go on either Tuesday, Thursday, or both days.
"Teaching Children the Love of Reading...One Child at a
Visit the Official Read and Lead Website at: http://www.readandlead.com