Lead to Read connects trusted, caring adult volunteers (called Readers) from every walk of life with kids in grades 1 through 4. Once a week, for 30 minutes, Readers and kids explore the world by reading books provided by the children’s teachers, in the safety and security of an elementary school classroom. That’s it. There’s no prep and no take-home work. Just read with a child for 30 minutes, once a week. Together with volunteers, Lead to Read is achieving their heartfelt goal: To inspire kids to love to read and – and to let them know that someone cares. (from www.leadtoreadkc.org)
We are looking forward to reading again next year with Lead to Read. If you are interested in volunteering next year, please check out their volunteer page.