Do you love reading and writing and want to pass on your passion to the next generation? Want to do something active and super fun this summer that also benefits at-risk kids? Without consistent, positive support during summer months, inner-city kids can actually LOSE their literacy skills. By volunteering just a couple of hours a week, you can provide these kids with the support they need to maintain and even boost their literacy skills over the summer so that they can return to school on par with their peers.
During July and August, mentors work one-on-one or in small groups with the kids (ages 6 to 13) to help them complete fun, creative literacy projects and make sure that all the kids leave each session knowing how awesome they are. As an enthusiastic, committed literacy mentor, you make it possible for us to fulfill our mission: get inner-city kids excited about reading and writing!
You must be able to commit to at least 2 hours/week for 7 weeks to be eligible to volunteer during July and August.
Programs run July 3 to September 1, 2017 and happen at sites across East Vancouver. Exact program locations and details will be confirmed in May.