The Everybody Wins! mentoring program at a local elementary school needs reading buddies 1 hour a week!
Everybody Wins! Vermont is a statewide, nonprofit, children’s literacy and mentoring program. Mentors are local business people, college students, retirees, etc, who come to school just one hour a week during lunchtime to read with a child. Children and their mentors look forward to their meetings; to chat, read to each other, and play the occasional game of Scrabble, Bananagrams or MadLibs! Mentors help a child build strong self-esteem, reading skills, and a lifelong love of books, and just make them feel special. No training is necessary!
At the Integrated Arts Academy @ HO Wheeler in the North End of Burlington, we have about 9 students who are on the waiting list to be matched with a reading buddy! The school is diverse, with students from 17 different countries besides the U.S., including Rwanda, Nepal, Somalia and Vietnam. Why not invite a friend to become a mentor as well, and you can share a nice walk together to the school? You can also catch the No.8 City Loop bus outside of Waterman for a short ride to the school.
Fill out an application and find more information at ewvt.org/mentor