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Do you have one hour a week to spend with a child? Consider becoming an Everybody Wins! volunteer!

Reading Is FUNdamental Pittsburgh is seeking volunteers for its Everybody Wins! Program. This lunchtime literacy mentoring program pairs 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students with a caring adult to build a meaningful relationship while sharing conversation, good books, and literacy-related activities for one hour a week. These consistent, one-on-one experiences increase a child’s opportunity for success, both academically and in life.
 
Everybody Wins! Schedule
 
School
Days
Times
Pittsburgh King
(North Side)
Choose: Tuesdays or Thursdays
1st Lunch: 11:15 - 11:45 or
2nd Lunch: 12:03 - 12:33
Pittsburgh Allegheny
(North Side)
Mondays
10:45 - 11:25
Pittsburgh Arlington
(South Side)
Tuesdays
1st Lunch: 11:15 - 12:00 or
2nd Lunch: 12:00 - 12:45
Pittsburgh Weil
(Hill District)
Wednesdays
1st Lunch: 12:00 - 12:45 or
2nd Lunch: 12:45 - 1:30
Pittsburgh Faison
(Homewood)
Wednesdays
1st Lunch: 12:10 - 12:50 or
2nd Lunch: 1:05 - 1:45
 
When you read with a child, Everybody Wins!
  •  Children win by experiencing the joy of reading in a fun, stress-free environment. Each week students have the opportunity to build a relationship with their “Reading Buddy” and spend time reading or engaging in literacy-related activities. By combining books with the power of a positive, consistent relationship, Everybody Wins! sets children on a path towards a life-long love of reading and learning.
  •  Volunteers win by building a fulfilling relationship with a child, sharing their love of reading, and experiencing the big impact a small commitment can make. Our Everybody Wins! mentors do not provide tutoring, but instead give their time and energy to connect with a child for what mentors often describe as the best hour of their week.
  •  Companies and organizations win by by providing a well-managed, fulfilling volunteer opportunity for their employees and members that reflects their investment in the local community.
  •  Educators win by gaining support for their work in the classroom that helps them to achieve their academic and behavioral goals for their students.

Watch Amy and Camille, finalists for the 2014 First Niagara Mentoring Matters Grant Giveaway, for a first hand account of their Reading Buddy experiences!

In June 2013, one of our long-time volunteers was featured in a video by the United Way of Allegheny County's Be 1 in a Million campaign. Check out Sheeree's interview for a firsthand account of the mentoring experience!
 
Want to hear more firsthand experiences from our volunteers and students? Check out the interviews that SLB Radio Productions did with several of our Reading Buddies! 
 
Ready to get started? Click here for our Volunteer Sign-Up Form!
 
This program is sponsored in part by the United Way of Allegheny County, EQT, and Alcoa.
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