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Everyone a Reader Volunteer Tutor Program

Throughout San Diego County, some children experience difficulty learning to read. To meet this need the Everyone A Reader volunteer program was born.

The program trains college students from the University of San Diego, Mesa College, and members of the community with a passion for tutoring. These volunteers work one-on-one with first through third grade children who need special assistance and additional practice with reading. The children read books at their instructional level while the tutors listens, assisting them by teaching new reading strategies. For example, if a child is unsure what to do when coming across an unknown word, the tutor helps the child learn strategies to decode that word. The extra reading practice and strategies help the child become a better reader.

For more information, call 800-711-READ or visit the Everyone a Reader Volunteer Tutor Program website.

Franklin Elementary's Volunteer Program

Franklin Elementary is home to more than 40 active community volunteers who provide one-on-one tutoring for students who are struggling with literacy and math. These volunteers give their time on a weekly basis to help increase student understanding and performance. We at Franklin are extremely lucky to have such dedicated volunteers, and recognize them with an annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. Thank you, Volunteers!

Rolling Readers

Rolling Readers is a non-profit organization that recruits and places volunteers to be weekly readers for disadvantaged children throughout San Diego County. In addition, each child in the program receives a free, quality, hard-bound book each quarter. Rolling Readers also distributes a newsletter and conducts support meetings for volunteers. To get involved, call (619) 516-4095, extension 17. Visit the Rolling Readers website .

RUFF Reders Program

Through the RUFF Readers program, volunteers arrive with specially trained dogs in tow. Students interact with and read to the dogs. This program provides an open, supportive community where students can practice reading skills and strategies to a captive audience.

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