Succeeding begins with reading, yet many children in the Seattle area don’t have access to books or caregivers who are available to read to them. Here’s how you can help:
Page Ahead Children’s Literacy Program is looking for enthusiastic Story Time Volunteers to read books and create simple crafts with preschool- and kindergarten-age kids. 206-461-0123
Reach out and Read is a national program running at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Volunteer responsibilities include reading to patients, siblings and families in the clinic waiting areas and engaging families in discussions about the program. 206-987-2155
Reading Partners is seeking volunteers to follow a structured curriculum and help students learn specific skills necessary to become proficient readers. 206-992-4484
Read to Me! A new program at the Seattle Public Library helps parents incarcerated at the King County Correctional Facility make videos of themselves reading a story. The videos are given to their kids, helping them connect. Support the program with a monetary donation to the Seattle Public Library Foundation. (206) 386-4130.