The Read to Grow initiative provides additional classroom reading support for first-grade students in Bartow County Schools. One of the most important predictors of high school graduation is reading proficiency in third grade. Before then, students are learning to read. After third-grade, students are reading to learn. Read to Grow places volunteers in first-grade classrooms to help students with reading.
WHO: Churches, businesses, college students, seniors, individuals – YOU!
WHAT: Volunteer one hour a week (ideally). We’ll work with your schedule.
WHERE: Any BCSS elementary school of your choice.
WHEN: Begins after Labor Day, 2019, through April 2020.
WHY: To ensure all students are reading on grade-level by 3rd grade.
HOW: Attend a training, then get fingerprinted for a background check.
UPCOMING TRAINING DATE:
Tuesday, July 23 at 6:00 pm
All trainings are held at the Bartow County Administration Building, 65 Gilreath Road, Cartersville. You do not need to register, just show up – and bring friends! We will review expectations and explain next steps. It lasts about an hour.
If you have any questions please feel free to call Kristy Mitchell at 770-606-5800, ext. 2043. We look forward to you joining our team!