Books are more than the stories inside. They’re a key to unlocking the potential in every child. Help a child learn to read by volunteering for the Reading Readiness program beginning this fall.
The Reading Readiness program will target students in grades K-2 at each elementary school in Pleasant Hill. Volunteers will be matched with young readers and will work one-on-one with students under a teacher’s guidance to improve their reading skills and give them the confidence they need to thrive in the classroom. There is no previous experience necessary to volunteer, just a commitment of one hour a week to make a difference. Volunteers will need to be fingerprinted and TB tested.
The PHEI is also interested in partnering with businesses, civic and religious groups that are willing to create Reading Readiness teams to help out in the classroom. Contact Cindy Rubin, Volunteer Coordinator, to sign up for this program or get more information.
4. Career Readiness
This program will involve business leaders engaging with students to discuss future careers and professions. It could take the form of several Career Day events or a monthly program with guest speakers. The Initiative is seeking volunteers from the business community to participate in this program. The next event in this program is Career Night at College Park High School on November 20th at 6:30 p.m. Contact Jennifer Ortega for more information.
5. Parent Education Forums
These forums are intended to provide information to parents for students entering Elementary, Middle and High School. The Pleasant Hill Education Commission has hosted similar forums in the past and hopes to replicate these during the 2013-14 school year.
6. Library Events
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