A Reading Buddy offers individual support to a struggling reader (usually a second grader) in the school setting. Reading Buddies model interest and enjoyment of a book written at the student’s current functional level. This positive experience builds confidence as well as reading skills.

All Reading Buddies are volunteers who have submitted to a background check required by the school district. Students in the program are selected by their teacher. The program is conducted during the school day at the discretion of the principal and in cooperation with classroom teachers, building staff, and schedules.