Reading Buddies seeks volunteers

Reading Buddies seeks volunteers
Local News

By Melanie Wong

EAGLE COUNTY — Reading buddies is looking for teen volunteers to work with local children. The Reading Buddies Program pairs teen volunteers with younger children (students in grades first through third) for an hour of one-on-one shared reading, once a week for eight weeks. Big Buddies (teen mentors in grades 9-12) receive training at the beginning and throughout the session. In addition to helping a younger child read and success, teens are granted the opportunity to develop leadership, problem-solving and communication skills. Teen mentors practice choosing appropriate books and materials, as well as, positive reinforcement techniques for helping a little …

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