Literacy is the Word

Literacy is a vital key to the lives of all of us.  It is a thread we follow throughout the day from reading the back of a cereal box to forming an opinion based on the morning’s top news stories and working all day.  Many youth in our region need extra help to achieve the literacy skills necessary to grow into contributing adults.  The Nevada Department of Education conducted a study from 1997-2008, reporting a 37.6% increase in eligibility for free and reduced lunch. School district data on students eligible to receive free and reduced meals report Clark County at 58.6%.

Reading for All!
Reading Champions: Reading for All hosts book sorts, gives out books at community events and educates parents on things they can do to help their children succeed in literacy.  They need a few helpful folks to be on a call list of volunteers.  They will give you a call when they have an event and you tell them if you are free to help out or not.

Elementary After School Program
Share your talent to help students in math, writing and reading. Elementary students need your support in order to succeed in school. The highest need at this time for several tutors that can tutor small groups. The after school program has a 25 first graders. 20 second, third, four and fifth graders. Pick your day and the time you would like to volunteer.