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Volunteer Brooklyn: Meet Samuel Pierre, Volunteer Extraordinaire

READ 718's volunteers are special. READ 718 boasts one talented crew of literacy tutors. On any given Tuesday or Thursday afternoon, you'll find 420 Atlantic Avenue alive with educators who've chosen to spend their free time in Brooklyn, administering one-on-one reading instruction to the low-income kids who need it most. If our kids are at the heart of what READ 718 does, then our dedicated tutors make up the soul. And what does READ 718 do, exactly? We're glad you asked!  We've made it our mission to infuse a love of reading into Brooklyn's struggling young readers. Our tutors have been charged with a task: help kids fall in love with ...

Thank You, Whole Foods

  READ 718 would like to give a big shoutout of thanks to Whole Foods for their generous donation of after-school snacks to our little Brooklyn reading center!  As a nonprofit that offers literacy instruction to low-income Brooklyn kids, we really could not be more grateful to have these Back to Nature Crisp Cheddar Crackers and Annie's Bunny Grahams to reach for come snack-time.  There is much debate among our younger readers and volunteers as to which snack is tastiest.  Our 4th graders are especially into the cheesiness of the Crispy Cheddar Crackers.  The volunteers, on the other hand, are firmly team Bunny Grahams. Here's ...

Next Literacy Tutor Orientations: January 11, 4:00-5:00 PM and January 27, 6:30-7:30 PM

After filling out a volunteer tutor application online, please join us for an orientation. You will learn about the READ 718 program, find out more details about tutor requirements, and have the opportunity to ask questions. If you would like to attend on either January 11 from 4:00-5:00 PM or January 27 from 6:30-7:30 PM, please email emily@read718.org. Orientations are held at READ 718 at 420 Atlantic Avenue. Hope to see you there!

Session 1, January 13-March 26

Tutoring begins on January 13 -- Tuesdays and Thursdays from either 3:00-4:30 or 4:30-6:00 PM. Register today! Please fill out registration form which can be found on our home page or email emily@read718.org.

Tutor Training Workshops, January 3 and 5

The first tutor training sessions will be on Saturday, January 3 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM and Monday, January 5 from 5:30-8:30 PM. If you have attended an orientation and have been invited to become a READ 718 tutor, you must attend one training workshop before tutoring begins. You will learn the basics about literacy instruction and about our program, and you will receive guidelines for working with children. Looking forward to it!

Next Volunteer Orientation, December 14, 4:00-5:00 PM

If you are interested in becoming a literacy tutor, please fill out the application and join us for the next orientation. Find out more about the program, the time commitment, ask questions, etc. Please RSVP to emily@read718.org. See you there!

Volunteer Orientations, November 9 and 16

If you would like to become a READ 718 Literacy Tutor or would like to learn more, please join us on either November 9 or November 16 from 4:00-5:00 PM. Orientations will be held at 26 Court Street, Suite 2315 near Borough Hall in downtown Brooklyn. Please RSVP to emily@read718.org. Hope to see you there!

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