Volunteer Training for Read Together starts October 10
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Would you or someone you know like to help a child become a better reader? A three-day tutor training will be held starting October 10th for Midcoast Literacy’s Read Together tutoring program for children ages 6-14.
“As the school year begins and more families come to us for tutoring, we need new volunteers to come forward who will help these kids achieve their goals," says Katie Clark, Read Together Program Director. “We've seen remarkable results with children who have been able to work with our Read Together tutors. But right now, we have students waiting to start because we don't have enough trained tutors to meet demand."
Tutors are needed for children ages 6-14 who are struggling to read at grade level and for children from asylum seeking families who are learning to speak, read, and write in English. Training for new volunteers will be held on October 10, 12, and 14, from 9:00-1:00pm each day at Midcoast Literacy's offices (9 Park Street; Bath, ME). Participants must attend all three days to complete the training.
Tutors for Read Together must be at least 18 years old; participate in the training for volunteer tutors; and be able to make a minimum one-year commitment. This fall's tutor training will be held in-person, and all new Read Together tutoring sessions are taking place in-person at this time (masking during tutoring is not required, but masks may be worn by both participants at the request of either the tutor or the family). You can read more about becoming at tutor at: https://midcoastliteracy.org/index.php/volunteer/become-a-tutor