The READ Association of Saginaw County has collaborated with Freeland Schools for many years, providing volunteer reading mentors to work on literacy skills with students in first and second grade.
The program began in the Freeland Learning Center and expanded to Freeland Elementary this school year. This allows children in grades 2-4 to receive literacy help as well.
With this move and increasing student population, the READ Association and Freeland Elementary can use more mentors. Consider volunteering your time one hour a week to make a difference in the life of a child. Learning to read in elementary school helps kids “read to learn” for the rest of their life.
Some children need a little extra help in getting to that point, and that’s where Reading Mentors come in. Mentors give students extra practice and time to build their skills and self-confidence in reading.
Becoming a READ volunteer is simple. Start by filling out an application in the Elementary School or Learning Center office or by visiting our website: www.READinSaginaw.org. After the application is received by READ and processed, a one hour training session will provide you will the information needed to become a successful mentor.
For more information, please call the READ Office at 989-755-8402.