Children’s Literacy Programs

Our Children’s Literacy programs provide early literacy skills to children while promoting verbal interaction, parent-child bonding and school readiness to engage and inspire children to become life-long readers. We recruit and train volunteer tutors to work one-to-one with students throughout the county.

“Those who work to help children become fluent and joyful readers are, in my opinion, doing the same essential work as medical doctors who help their patients breathe.”
–Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D., professor of literacy education at Kent State University

“I moved to Florida several years ago and wanted to get involved. I tried several different volunteer positions, but just never felt satisfied. I didn’t feel needed. I’ve finally found my place. This is so rewarding. I find myself thinking about ‘my children’ regularly.”
–Aileen Moskowitz, Building Better Readers Tutor, Rolling Green Elementary School, Boynton Beach

After School Reads

Providing reading and literacy strategies to K-5th grade students in 15 afterschool programs.

 

Budding Readers

Providing one-to-one interactive reading sessions with more than 375 three-year-old children to help them develop early literacy skills.

 

Building Better Readers

One-to-one reading tutoring of first and second grade children, at 17 elementary schools throughout Palm Beach County.

 

Parent-Child Home

A home visiting program that promotes verbal interaction, parent-child bonding and school readiness to more than 450 families with preschool children.

 

Reach Out and Read

Prepares young children for school success by partnering with pediatricians who distribute books and encourage families to read together.

 

Turning Bullies into Buddies

Providing anti-bullying strategies using a literature based curriculum in 17 afterschool programs.