Reading Mentoring for Saint Paul Students Grades 1-5
The Reading Together mentoring program nurtures a child's pleasure in reading while bolstering the skills needed to read at grade level. Participating students attend weekly, one-on-one reading sessions with a trained volunteer.
Who may apply: Students in grades 1-5 who live in or attend school in Saint Paul and who have a teacher's recommendation may apply to the program. Students who are reading just below grade level may apply.
Student application: The student application will be available in libraries beginning September 8, 2015. A completed application includes the signed teacher's recommendation and the information completed by the family.
Student and parent commitment: Reading mentoring is scheduled when the library is open and the Saint Paul Public Schools are in session. Parents are expected to ensure that students arrive on time at the library and attend weekly sessions during the 2015-2016 school year.
Reading Together mentors meet weekly for one hour with a first through fifth grade student. All reading mentoring takes place at a Saint Paul Public Library location.
The mission of the Reading Together program is to foster enjoyment in reading while boosting reading skills. Reading Together mentors must be proficient in reading and writing as well as have a keen interest in helping children succeed. Reading mentors must be at least 16 years old and are asked to commit to meet one hour per week throughout
the school year. Three hours of free training is required. The library will conduct background checks on all reading mentors.