Reading Buddy

The Amelia Earhart Elementary Reading Buddy program and the Readers2Leaders Reading Buddy Program at Carver Elementary provide opportunities for community volunteers to partner directly with students. The goal of the programs is to improve the students' reading skills and confidence, build a positive relationship with an adult, and to foster a life long love of learning and reading in the students.

George W. Carver and C.F. Elementary Reading Buddy Program
(Program led by Readers2Leaders):

  • Number of Reading Buddies Still Needed: 8
  • Age Group of Students: 1st and 2nd graders
  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes one day a week
  • Volunteer Time Options:
    • Between 9:10-  3:00
  • Training/Prerequisites: Training consists of a 45 min-1 hour meeting with Readers2Leaders Volunteer Coordinator and/or the on-site tutor to discuss DISD policies and Buddy Reading techniques.

Amelia Earhart Elementary Reading Buddy Program:

  • Number of Reading Buddies Still Needed: 20
  • Age Group of Students: 3rd, 4th,  and 5th graders
  • Time Commitment: 45 minutes one day a week (whatever day, M-F, is best for the volunteer, but needs to be consistent)
  • Volunteer Time Options: 11:15 - 1:00pm (During student lunchtime; volunteer may bring and eat their lunch during this time as well)
  • Training/Prerequisites: DISD Background Check; Overview/training with Earhart's Community Liaison

If you are interested in becoming a Reading Buddy, or for more information, email [email protected].