Opportunity Details

Children & Youth Education
Families, Low-income communities

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

ReadingPal - City of Fort Lauderdale

United Way is promoting early childhood literacy by advocating for the ReadingPals program within the City of Fort Lauderdale. Did you know that 43% of Florida students cannot read at a minimally proficient level by the end of third grade? ReadingPals, a statewide volunteer-based literacy initiative provides mentors for students from Pre-K through 3rd grade for one hour a week for 25 weeks to read to a child. The City of Fort Lauderdale is seeking volunteers who can commit to meeting with a student at their school for one hour each week, continuing for twenty-five weeks. New volunteers MUST attend one training session and also be fingerprinted and cleared by the school board in order to become a ReadingPal.
The City of Fort Lauderdale is looking for ReadingPals for the following schools:

  • MLK Elementary
  • Dillard Elementary


Please express interest below and you will receive further instructions on how to become a ReadingPal.

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Volunteers needed through 9/18/2021

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