The United Way’s ReadUP program benefits nearly 400 Indianapolis third-, fourth-, and fifth-graders. It connects kids with reading tutors multiple times per week. And it works! In many cases, ReadUP has expedited the rate at which children who are already behind in reading comprehension catch up to (and even surpass) the standard reading proficiency for their grade levels.
The program currently serves 17 schools and boasts about 1,000 volunteers.
But the number of locations the United Way hopes to add this year is going to increase by four– Indianapolis Public Schools 327, 105, and 94, and a Boys & Girls Club. This means the United Way will need about 250 new volunteers by the end of the month.
Additionally, the program needs more volunteers to service some of the locations it already has– nine schools currently lack adequate coverage by reading tutors.
If you are interested in becoming a reading tutor with the United Way’s ReadUP program in Indianapolis, visit the official website of the United Way of Central Indiana.