Funds raised will support Reading Partners' one-on-one tutoring programs that help elementary age students achieve reading proficiency with the assistance of trained community volunteers. Reading Partners currently serves identified students in 9 Denver Public Schools, but is adding a new Denver school and 3 schools in Westminster this fall.
"Reading Partners is thrilled to bring our program to Westminster Public Schools this year," said Margie Thirlby, senior executive director of Reading Partners Colorado. "Our organization is committed to collaborating with new districts in order to serve more students in need, and to engage new volunteers, businesses and families in our work."
In Denver during the previous 2017-18 school year Reading Partners delivered over 25,000 tutoring sessions to 629 students, exceeding their student enrollment and volunteer goals. And more importantly, 86 per cent of the students served achieved their primary end of the year literacy growth goal.
Denver principals who have engaged the site based program at their schools report improved school wide reading progress, and according to the 2017-18 Regional Impact Report, 100 per cent of the teachers who have a Reading Partners center in the school say the program has had a positive impact on school learning.
"Road to Reading" provides critical funds to set up reading centers in the schools, recruit and train volunteers, and to enroll students in the program. Last year "Road to Reading" raised over $140,000 for its one-on-one literacy program.
For more information on becoming a volunteer, or for tickets to the Road to Reading event, contact Amber at 720-9909 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.