Hillcrest's goal is to provide Cleveland Elementary with 60 Reading Buddies for the 2012-2013 school year.
A reading buddy is someone who listens to a child read, reads with a child, or reads to a child. The purpose is to increase a child's comprehension skills and lead to greater academic success. Reading buddies spend as little as 15 minutes a week in a classroom assisting young readers. Reading buddies may volunteer for more then 15 minutes and may assist multiple readers.
We've received positive feedback from Cleveland's teachers:
- "Thanks so much! We really appreciate all the support Hillcrest has given us as a staff, as well as our students. What a great outreach this is for your congregation and for our school!!"
"I am so excited that you will be able to read with 3 of my students."
"Thanks for getting this set up . . . I am looking forward to the express person reading with and helping my students out with their reading."
"Thank you so much for your dedication to this community service project. We appreciate it!"
"Thank you for all the work you are doing to include Cleveland School into your outreach plan. Wow! We appreciate it so much. Once again, thanks for your help with our Cleveland Cubs."