THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT
Our 2019 winter campaign – the Journey of Reading raised over $92,265 to give kids across BC a needed boost to their reading skills and self-confidence.
We are humbled by your contributions!
The Power of ONE TO ONE
“The program has made a significant difference to several readers in my classroom. The one-to-one attention from such kind and positive adults alone has made an impact on the self confidence levels of several students in my class, and the reading coaching/support has been a significant part of helping.”
“Two of my students were reading at a kindergarten level in September. They are both now exceeding expectations and are reading at a grade three level. These two students have gained confidence and have a positive attitude towards learning which has transferred into all areas of learning.”
ONE TO ONE Volunteer Tutor
“I remember when Jane and I were reading a book about Halloween, and I realized that she was actually reading without difficulty. I stopped her and asked her to read words that I randomly pointed out to her. She read the words without any difficulty. I said to her, ‘Jane you are really reading!!!’ She looked at me and said ‘Yeah I know!!’ I will always remember this moment.”
“I am a faster reader now. I understand what I read better.”
“What these volunteers do for our at-risk students is nothing short of amazing. These students need individualized attention, skills reinforced and confidence improved. The volunteers are able to achieve this over the course of time they work with the students as they develop a relationship with the student that is calm and positive.”
“I can read harder words and longer books that are like 350 pages.”