St. Louis County Library and the YMCA are teaming up to help find volunteers interested in helping St. Louisans improve their reading skills. The YMCA Community Literacy program will train volunteers to help children who are reading below grade level. Volunteers can use St. Louis County Library branches as meeting places to conduct tutoring sessions. This one-on-one program has proven very successful in the past: participants' skills often show an improvement of two grade levels.
At this time there is a six-month waiting period for those who have requested tutoring, so volunteers are urgently needed. Applications for the YRead volunteer program can be obtained at all branches of St. Louis County Library. Those who apply will also be required to fill out paperwork for a background check since the program pairs children with adults.
For more information on how to volunteer please call 314 994-3300.
Program sites are accessible. Upon two weeks' notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Contact St. Louis County Library by phone 314-994-3300, or visit www.slcl.org.
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