Summer reading Mentors
Support in Walking Distance
Rose Garden Elementary school is a Title 1 school in the SCUCISD with over 50% of the student body receiving free or reduced fee meals at school.
PIC has partnered a host site near the school. When the children arrive they'll be paired with a teen reading mentor; to spend time reading, playing educational games, hear a Bible story and eat lunch together. The children are also given a backpack of snacks to take home.
Children who qualify for free or reduced fee meals during the school year from Rose Garden Elementary are invited to attend. snacks children can take home.
By the end of 3rd grade, if a child is not reading on grade level, they are four more likely to drop-out of school.
66% of fourth graders scored below grade level on the 2013 National Assessment of Education Progress reading test.
Children that read below grade level, begin to perform poorly in other subjects by the fourth grade.
Reading aloud with a student improves their literacy skills. Reading 20-30 minutes/day, three or more days/week improves reading and comprehensionskills.
BE A MENTOR
A summer reading program can help reduce the loss of academic skills and knowledge over the summer break, also known as summer slide. Additionally, reading aloud with a student improves their literacy skills. At PIC we believe that a youth role model, meeting with students weekly to read, play and study the Word, will not only positively impact the child, and the youth volunteer, but can positively impact the community in immeasurable ways.
Fridays, May 31 - Aug. 16
9:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Local church campus in Universal City. Exact location will be provided to volunteers.
TRAINING & RESOURCES
PIC provides volunteers with an introductory training on working with children and youth.
All volunteers must complete an application, background check, and interview with PIC leadership before being selected as a mentor.