Early Grade Reading

United Way I READ

Through this early-grade reading program, I READ, a partnership between United Way and The Literacy Council, matches reading volunteers with Kindergarten through third grade level students to help build literacy skills, give one-on-one attention, and promote a positive attitude around reading. Volunteers work with students each week during the school day and are encouraged to remain with their young readers through third grade.

 

I READ Program Reach:

  • Kindergarten thru third grade students at schools in Harlem, Meridian, Oregon, and Rockford school districts are matched with reading volunteers
  • Volunteers may partner with up to two students weekly for 30 minutes each during school hours at a school location
  • Each year, new volunteers are recruited, trained, and matched with incoming kindergarten students needing additional support as indicated by baseline data

   

Outcomes 2017-2018

I READ volunteers led 895 hours of instruction with Harlem School District #122 students

Kindergarten I READ Students (Developmental Reading Assessment)

  • Reading Levels > Increased 3 levels

Results: Harlem School District #122

 

First Grade I READ Students (Developmental Reading Assessment)

  • Reading Levels > Increased 10 levels

Results: Harlem School District #122 

 

Second Grade I READ Students (IReady Reading Test)

  • Reading Test > Increased 65 points

Results: Harlem School District #122 

 

Third Grade I READ Students (IReady Reading Test)

  • Reading Test > Increased 53 points

Results: Harlem School District #122

 

For more program information, visit www.wevolunteer.org/IREAD.