On Monday, September 22, 2014, Communities In Schools host our first “Reading Partners” volunteer training. During the event, six new volunteer tutors were instructed in the usage and aspect of the Reading A to Z curriculum that will be utilized throughout the program.
Reading Partners is a direct result of a partnership between the Alexander Missional Network and Communities In Schools. While CIS wrote a grant to NC Literacy Corps to have a volunteer join our team, Alexander Missional Network provided funding to support the initiative.
The program will take place at both Hiddenite and Taylorsville Elementary schools, and will focus on students in the third grade. Sessions will be held on Mondays at Hiddenite and Wednesdays at Taylorsville. Each volunteer tutor will work directly with small groups of two to three students.
During the training, which took place at Hiddenite Elementary School, instructional coaches Brenda Siniard (HES) and Kelly This (TES) guided our six volunteers through the ins-and-outs of the work they will be doing with students. Communities In Schools executive director Glendora Yarbrough also spoke with participants on best practices to implement as a volunteer.
There is always a need for more willing and able tutors for our Reading Partners program. If you, or someone you know would be interested in volunteering, please contact Angie Yates by email or at 828-409-0231 today!