Volunteer To Read To A B-Town Kindergartner

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Reading to ChildFrom United Way of King County:

More than half of all kindergartners in our state are entering school without the social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills they need to be successful.

Research shows that those who start behind often stay behind. The good news is that reading with kids on a regular basis can make a real difference.

That’s why we are inviting you to become a Volunteer Reader for United Way of King County.

United Way of King County is currently recruiting volunteers to read aloud to young children (ages 3-5), one or two at a time (not group reading), at preschools, Head Start classrooms, and child care centers throughout King County.

We particularly need volunteers in Seattle’s Central District, Beacon Hill and Rainier Valley, Burien, and Des Moines.

What’s involved:

  • Read to kids, one or two at a time, for one hour each week.
  • Commit to at least six months with the program, preferably longer.
  • Be friendly, energetic, and responsible.

Why read to kids:

  • It’s fun!
  • It’s the best way to prepare kids for school.
  • It gives kids a love of learning that lasts a lifetime.

All opportunities are between 9am-4pm Monday to Friday only.

To volunteer, or get more information, visit the United Way of King County website.

Please forward this to anyone who might be interested in this opportunity. Together we can create positive, lasting change in our community. We look forward to hearing from you!

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