– Yelm’s first Reading Buddies program is now organizing.
To learn more, the public is invited to attend a Reading Buddy Orientation on Tuesday, December 6, 10:00-11:30 a.m. at Prestige Senior Living, 215 Killion Rd NW, Yelm (Prestige Senior Living was formerly known as Rosemont Retirement & Assisted Living).
So that enough space will be available, those planning to attend are asked to contact Sierra Abrams, Reading Buddy Program Coordinator, at the United Way of Thurston County, 360.943.2773 x124, or email SAbrams@unitedway-thurston.org.
Details are also available from Sara Steinberg, Reading Buddies Leader, Yelm, Steinberg_editorial_services@yahoo.com or 360-458-0954.
Click here for a 5-minute YouTube about Thurston County Reading Buddies.
– About Thurston United Way’s Reading Buddy Program
“Reading Buddies helps developing young readers reach benchmark reading goals by the end of the third grade. Volunteers are paired with a first, second, or third grader who is below grade level reading, for 45 minutes a week during the school year. Trained volunteers use a variety of tools to help emerging readers learn their sight words, comprehension, identify new words, gain confidence in their reading skills, and more!
One-to-one tutoring with an emerging young reader forms a bond between students and their tutors; this is a successful strategy to help students improve their reading skills,” from United Way-Thurston.