How Do We Give the Gift of Literacy?
Reading in the librarian's seat.
Wright to Read recruits, trains, and supports volunteer tutors and mentors who work with elementary school students on reading. Volunteer tutors are matched with Alexandria City Public School students who are identified by their teachers as needing help with reading. Our Tutor/Mentor volunteers work with students in the public libraries, primarily. We also have after school reading programs. In these programs, a group of volunteers tutor at the same time in a specified location. See the Get Involved Page for details.
We ask volunteers to work with students for at least one year, including the summer. Many of our volunteers have worked with a student for several years. For a student, beginning a new school year is easier when he/she has the confidence that comes from having a dedicated tutor and mentor.