By third-grade, kids who aren’t on track with reading are more likely to drop out. Locally, United Way of Central Indiana’s ReadUP students scored 37 percent higher on reading comprehension tests than their peers.
Connecting volunteer readers and tutors with children who need help most.
ReadUP matches volunteers with local child care providers and schools to help kids get on track — and stay on track — with grade-level literacy. During the summer months, ReadUP becomes even more important. Research shows that students experience learning loss when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer.
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Through ReadUP, volunteer tutors help third, fourth and fifth-graders reach grade-level literacy and pass the English Language Arts portion of the ISTEP. Read why one volunteer plans her summer around ReadUP and watch the tutor training video here.
Be the difference.
For most Central Indiana children, caring adults are the difference between academic success and failure. Just one hour a week is all it takes to impact the life of a child. Can you spare an hour?
ReadUP Corps members are trained to provide struggling readers in first and second grade with individualized literacy interventions to help build phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension skills.
ReadUP volunteer readers read aloud to small or whole groups of preschool children, helping these kids begin their literacy development.