Book Buddies is a virtual reading program that was developed in response to the pandemic to continue to support literacy development in elementary aged students. Students read online twice per week with a virtual volunteer as well as independently throughout the week. Reading hours are tracked and students receive incentives based on the number of hours they have read. Because we are working with young children, each volunteer must undergo a background check.
Book Buddies runs Monday – Thursday from 4-7. Volunteers are asked to sign up for a minimum of two sessions so they can be paired with the same student for both sessions each week to increase the chances of a successful mentoring match.
WHAT YOU DO
BENEFITS OF BEING A BUDDY
GOALS OF BOOK BUDDIES
This is a completely virtual opportunity for an individual seeking to positively impact literacy in elementary aged students.
Opportunities also available for volunteers willing to read aloud to Kindergarten students.