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10/25/12 06:14PM

Read to a Child. Become a ReadingPal

Children who are read to are more likely to become good readers. And children who read at grade level by the fourth grade are four times more likely to graduate from high school. High school graduates earn more, make better choices, use fewer social services and stay out of trouble.

Read to a child.

You’re likely to enjoy it. He’s likely to graduate.

Children who are read to are more likely to become good readers. And children who read at grade level by the fourth grade are four times more likely to graduate from high school. High school graduates earn more, make better choices, use fewer social services and stay out of trouble.

"We so strongly believe that the future of our state rests in the hands and minds of our youngest that we have personally contributed to the launching of ReadingPals -- an early literacy initiative in ten Florida regions. Our goal is to ensure that more children are reading at grade level by the end of third grade."

Carol Barnett 

Become a ReadingPal.

 The Children’s Movement and United Way, in conjunction with local and statewide partners and Carol and Barney Barnett, are launching a three-year initiative focused on engaging, training and deploying volunteer “reading pals” in ten Florida regions to increase the number of students who are reading at grade level by the end of third grade.

When you sign up, you’ll attend a two-hour training session and commit to an hour a week. Background checks will be performed.

Select a location that’s convenient for you and you’re on your way to changing a child’s life.

 Join ReadingPals today and let’s create more happy endings.
Read to a child.  Help us change the story.

To Sign Up for one of the following Training Sessions in Hillsborough County contact:

SERVE-Volunteers in Education

813-872-5254, ext 226
Debra.Blossom@sdhc.k12.fl.us

 

 

Date

Time

Location

Street

City

State

Zip

Thursday              November 1st

12:30-2:30 PM

Jimmie B. Keel Library

2902 W. Bearss Avenue

Tampa

FL

33618

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday             November 2nd

11:00-1:00 PM

John F. Germany Library

900 N. Ashley Drive

Tampa

FL

33062

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday          November 5th

11:30-1:30 PM

Temple Terrace Library

202 Bullard Parkway

Tampa

FL

33617

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday                        November 5th

3:00-5:00 PM

Temple Terrace Library

202 Bullard Parkway

Tampa

FL

33617