The City of Longmont is working towards a goal of all our children reading on grade-level by the end of third grade, and the Reading League is a key part of this work. In 2012, a coalition of early childhood providers, with the help of key community stakeholders (including St. Vrain Valley Schools, Born to Read and many others), put together the Grade-Level Reading Plan for Longmont. One of the eight strategies is to ensure that there is continuous community-based literacy support for all our children. The Reading League, is in 5 elementary schools, brings community members to the schools to mentor students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade who are below grade-level in their reading skills.
Be a part of the Reading League! We need volunteer reading mentors for the school year. We train community members who love reading and love children to work once a week with struggling students for the school year. This is either before or after school, with 1-3 students, and the mentors will give students books to take home for their very own. Help a young person find that Spark! that sets off a lifelong love of reading!
We are looking for people who have a passion for reading, love working with children, and have good communications skills. Bright EYES wants to make sure our team of Reading League mentors reflect the cultural and linguistic diversity of our great community.
The Reading League is eager to continue and expand for the 2019-20 school year, and is accepting applications now.