United Way Reading Adventure (United Way Profit In Education)

You are here

United Way Reading Adventure

A Program of United Way Profit In Education

One way United Way Profit In Education works in the community is through the United Way Reading Adventure program. The goal of United Way Reading Adventure is for students to maintain their reading skills.

During the summer, United Way partners with summer programs for elementary-age children to connect children in the programs with a reading volunteer. During the school year, United Way partners with Title I elementary schools to bring volunteers into the classroom to read with small groups of second graders.

Each program is held at a different time. For the summer program, volunteers are needed May through July. For the school year program, volunteers are needed during the spring semester. Volunteers can sign up to read once, a few times, or on a regular schedule.

Please let us know if you are interested in volunteering through United Way Reading Adventure. Click here to see current opportunities to volunteer reading with children.

Students participating in United Way Reading Adventure receive new and gently used books during the summer to encourage reading at home, so donations of new and gently used books for children ages 6-12 are welcome.

Launched in 2011, United Way Reading Adventure works to help students maintain their reading skills. The program follows a model that has been successfully used by HOPE Outreach Ministries, Inc. for many years.

For more information, 
contact Jodi Bloemker, Director of Community Investment 
at (816) 364-2381 or 

jodi.bloemker@stjosephunitedway.org