Volunteer to Read or Donate Books This Summer

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We all win when a child succeeds in school.

You can help by volunteering to read with area elementary children this summer to help students keep reading skills strong or by donating books or conducting a book drive appropriate for elementary-aged children.

United Way Reading Adventure is calling for volunteers to read with children for 45 minutes to an hour. You can volunteer once or multiple times through late July at a location and time that works for you.

The program is being held at multiple sites this summer: YMCA school-age summer childcare program; City of St. Joseph REC Center school-age childcare program; KinderCare summer childcare program; Best Youth Summer Camp; and the St. Joseph School District extended summer program at Parkway, Lake Contrary, Lindbergh, Humboldt, and Edison elementary schools. Each program is held at its own time. Click here to see the schedule for specific sites.

Participating students receive books throughout the summer to encourage reading at home, so new and gently used books for children, ages 6-12, are needed as well.

You may click here to register to volunteer, or you may contact Jodi by email or by calling (816) 364-2381 with questions, to volunteer, or to discuss book donation.

United Way Reading Adventure is a program of United Way Profit In Education©, an initiative of United Way of Greater St. Joseph.