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READ Jr. - Family Literacy Program

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READ/Orange County

READ Jr. - Family Literacy Program:

Low-literacy adults often have a difficult time helping their children succeed in school, making those children much more likely to face reading difficulties of their own. READ Jr. is a family literacy program in which volunteer tutors work with parents and children together to help break the intergenerational cycle of illiteracy. High school students serving as tutors become reading role models for the children, demonstrating that fun and learning can be synonymous. The parents participate in all of the tutoring activities so that they can learn strategies to assist their children on their own. In this way, the children get help with their reading, writing, and homework, while their parents learn how to become involved in their children’s learning.

  • Tutors are high school students in good standing, at least 15 years of age.
  • Students are the children of READ/OC adult learners, between the ages of 6 and 12.
  • Tutors and learners are matched based on compatible location and schedule.
  • All tutoring is conducted at local libraries throughout Orange County.
  • Tutoring sessions are 1-1½ hours each week, scheduled according to mutual convenience of the tutor and learner.

Please Contact READ/Orange County for More Information:

(714) 566-3070