I meet the most interesting people when I travel. On a recent flight, I sat next to a woman who volunteers for “School of Hope,” a United Way program that helps children improve their reading skills. What drives this program? The knowledge that solid reading skills are one of the cornerstones for success, in school and ultimately, in life.
Volunteers in the Schools of Hope programs meet with children in a one-to one format, once or twice a week. Besides the bond these volunteers forge with their children – which is a benefit all by itself – the majority of children show a significant increase in their reading by the end of an academic career. And that is good news.
Interested? Contact your local United Way office for more information.