Learn about this program tonight at OPCL MTG @ BROCK too!

Virginia Beach Reads is our city’s effort to energize the entire community around the critical issue of ensuring all children are reading on or above grade level by third grade. A child not reading at grade level by the end of the first grade has an 88% chance of not reading at grade level by the end of the fourth grade.

First Grade Reads pairs striving first grade readers in local elementary schools with caring community volunteer tutors/mentors to assist children in becoming confident, successful readers. Tutors receive training in effective instructional techniques, and each month the children are given one free take home book. In this area, Bayside Elementary and Shelton Park Elementary schools participate.

Interested in volunteering?

You can make a difference in a child’s life while having a great experience yourself.

Contact Kelsey Harkins
Volunteer Resource Manager
Virginia Beach GrowSmart
P 757-385-6495

E kharkins@vbgov.com
W www.vbgrowsmart.com