Reading Mentors Make a Difference
At Lakeshore Intergenerational School, we strive to provide our students with unique opportunities to grow their learning. While our teachers provide a dynamic and interactive learning experience inside the classroom, local volunteers have given our students a chance to extend their learning beyond this familiar setting.
Each week, classrooms are visited by a Reading Mentor. Our Reading Mentors are neighborhood volunteers who have generously committed their time to helping our students improve their reading fluency. They visit once or twice week, for an hour at a time, to read books with students and share their own life experiences. During this important one-on-one interaction, our mentors and students begin to develop personal relationships. This helps create an atmosphere in which children feel free to learn, make mistakes, and explore while developing skills and critical thinking.
We are incredibly fortunate to host over a dozen Reading Mentors. They are wonderful role models that are planting seeds of possibility in the hearts and minds of our students. We are always looking for additional volunteers to join our school community and continue this amazing work.
If you or someone you know may be interested in becoming a Reading Mentor, please contact Ms. Perez at 216-586-3872 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.