Reading Partners, the nonprofit I wrote about last spring that has established a fine foothold at the PUSD’s Washington Elementary — motto, “one tutor. one child. infinite possibilities.” — held a pre-Christmas Reading Recital Tuesday night on campus.
Like a screachy-violin recital for the little ones, except easier to listen to. Most of the 52 students in the program, who are matched up a couple of times a week with volunteer adult tutors who help them one-on-one with reading skills, showed up to show off for their families how their reading skills have improved over the semester.
That’s Carlton above, whose mom was beaming with pride to Erica and Jackie, the RP staffers. “You just can’t believe what a difference it’s made” in Carlton’s reading prowess, she said.
There are still 38 open spots for students in the program, and always room for tutors. Like to get involved, either way? Write firstname.lastname@example.org or call (323) 572-3877.