CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Though more than 200 volunteers are already in place to help younger students increase their reading level, about 40 more are needed for one on one involvement.
For three years, Cape Girardeau has been home to a literacy acceleration program called Read to Succeed.
Read to Succeed is a program for kindergarten and first grade students who are struggling with their reading levels.
Students involved in Read to Succeed learn the basic fundamentals of reading as well as enhance their reading skills, literacy and testing abilities.
Volunteers work with the children four days a week to help boost their reading amount and learning.
The volunteer program also helps the schools become more involved in the community.
Five elementary schools in Cape Girardeau are involved in the Read to Succeed program:
Franklin Elementary Clippard Elementary Alma Schraeder Elementary Blanchard Elementary Jefferson Elementary Last year was the first year that all five schools were part of the program.
Those interested in volunteering with Read to Succeed should contact the United Way office at (573) 334-9634 or email Monique Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.