Literacy Outreach Co-ordinator Ann Belcham (centre) had lots of literacy resources on display at her Ashcroft & District Fall Fair booth.

One To One Reading needs volunteers

Needing adults who will read aloud.

The One-To One Children’s Literacy Program is making a come back in many Gold Trail schools. Ashcroft Elementary, Cache Creek Elementary, David Stoddart, and Lytton Elementary Schools are all inviting new and past volunteers to join our One to One team.

Each volunteer is asked to make a commitment of 90 minutes for one day of the week. During that time they will read with three children for 30 minutes each. The program will run from October through January and again from February to May.

Volunteers will be reading with children in grades one through five who are struggling with reading and do not otherwise receive extra help in school. All tutoring is done at the school during school hours. A three hour training session will be provided on Thursday, Sept. 29 at Cache Creek Elementary School (9 am to noon).

One – To – One tutoring is very rewarding for both tutor and student. Students have been known to make huge gains in their reading and a nice bond is created with the tutor.

Contact Shirlee Johnson (250) 457-6248 to volunteer or for more information.

Shirlee Johnson