Emerging Leaders Volunteer at Reading Partners!


A group from United Way’s Emerging Leaders program volunteered at United Way certified nonprofit partner, Reading Partners. In support of United Way’s work of improving early reading skills in kids, Emerging Leaders got to work with children in Reading Partners’ program at Bret Harte Elementary School.

Volunteers arrived at Bret Harte Elementary School and headed to the Reading Partners Reading Center on campus. All volunteers were provided with a brief orientation about Reading Partners and received training on how to use the structured curriculum with the students who would be tutored that day. Once Emerging Leaders were ready, the tutoring sessions began!

Volunteers worked one-on-one with children and followed a structured, easy to follow lesson plan that was geared toward the child’s reading skills. In just one afternoon, Emerging Leaders completed 20 one-on-one 45 minute tutoring sessions with children who are at least six months to 2.5 years behind in their reading level. In just one short afternoon, Emerging Leaders helped so many children on their path to becoming strong readers!

Reading Partners is dedicated to improving students’ reading skills by working in Title I elementary schools to support students from low-income communities who are reading 6 months to 2.5 years below grade-level. Reading Partners recruits and trains community volunteers to work one-on-one with students for 45 minutes twice a week, following a structured, research-based curriculum.

Thank you to Reading Partners for welcoming Emerging Leaders to their program and for their support!