ONLY 34.7% OF PATERSON 3RD GRADERS TESTED AS PROFICIENT IN LANGUAGE ARTS.
Children struggling to read in the earliest years of school typically continue to struggle as they progress through school. Literacy support and tutoring early on will change their educational trajectory.
As a child grows, reading becomes increasingly important for understanding the world, achieving academic excellence and succeeding in the workforce or college. The foundation for reading reaches a critical juncture between kindergarten and third grade. That’s when children begin to acquire the skills that enable them to find meaning in written text.
CHANGING THE STORY
United Way of Passaic County in partnership with the Paterson School Board, the Paterson Public Library and the Paterson Education Fund is piloting a one-on-one tutoring program for struggling first graders.
PLEDGE TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER TUTOR!
Volunteer tutors are needed for one-on-one tutoring sessions, Volunteers will receive a 2-hour orientation and weekly support from an onsite reading specialist. Anyone with passion and commitment can help a young person achieve greater academic success. Spanish speaking a plus!
- October 2015 – June 2016
- Monday & Wednesday -OR- Tuesday & Thursday from 3:15 – 4:45pm
- The program will be closed for school holidays
- Volunteers will be subject to school district rules for background check and fingerprinting
- Program is located at schools in Paterson
This program is made possible in part through the generosity of The Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation. This program is a part of the Paterson Reads coalition.