The Kern County Superintendent of Schools office is looking for volunteers for the annual Kern County Community Reading Project, which recruits and trains community members to become reading coaches for local second grade students.
“The program is a perfect opportunity for community members who would like to make a positive impact in the lives of young students who are experiencing challenges in learning to read,” said Teresa Twisselman, the English/Language Arts coordinator at KCSOS. “One hour a week is all it takes to help four children become successful readers.”
Volunteers will need to attend a two-hour training session to learn the guided reading technique. Volunteers are required to commit one hour, one day a week for at least one semester. During each visit, a volunteer coaches four students individually for 15 minutes.
Those interested in volunteering during the spring semester can choose between any of three training sessions: Saturday, Jan. 12 from 9-11 a.m.; Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 3-5 p.m.; or Thursday, Jan. 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. All training sessions take place at City Centre, 1300 17th St., room 1B.
For more information, contact Twisselman at 636-4645.