“Poor academic outcomes, increased problem behaviors, higher probability of dropping out of school, limited employment opportunities, and a higher likelihood of living in poverty are all more likely to result following failure to acquire literacy skills in the early elementary grades.”
- Reading Comprehension and Fluency
By volunteering just one hour a week, you can make a difference in a child’s life! Each volunteer Reading PAL (Partners and Literacy Support) will be matched with an individual student and will be expected to attend weekly for breakfast or lunch and a reading session. Reading PALS will serve as mentors at one of the following locations:
Clark Elementary Monday's Lunch Concord Elementary Thursdays 12:30-1:00 PM Hendron Lone Oak Elementary Wednesday's 8:00-8:30 AM Lone Oak Elementary Tuesday's 8:20-8:50 AM Lone Oak Intermediate Mondays Lunch McNabb Elementary Tuesday's Lunch Morgan Elementary Tuesday's Lunch Paducah Middle School Thursday's Lunch Reidland Elementary Tuesday's 8:10-8:30 AM Reidland Intermediate Tuesday's 8:15-8:45 AM Reidland Middle Monday's 12:30-1:00 PM
Heath Elementary & Paducah Tilghman High School
If you are interested in becoming a Reading PAL, please fill out the form below. Our Reading Pals coordinator, Allison Devine, will contact you soon regarding the next steps to becoming a Reading Pal volunteer!