The numbers don’t lie: students who are tutored through ReadUP perform better in reading and are more likely to succeed in school. But they can’t get the help they need without volunteers like you.
Connecting volunteer readers and tutors with children who need help most.
ReadUP matches volunteers with local schools to help kids get on track -- and stay on track -- with grade-level literacy. Through ReadUP, volunteer tutors help third-graders reach grade-level literacy and pass the English Language Arts portion of the ISTEP.
Select the county in which you would like to volunteer for ReadUP:
Did you get here because of the #ReadUPIndy social media campaign?
On August 7, United Way volunteers launched a social media campaign in an effort to obtain the necessary number of volunteers for ReadUP. Supporters post a photo of themselves reading their favorite childhood book (or a picture of the book cover alone) and tag three friends in Central Indiana. Those tagged then have 24 hours to either do the same or sign up for ReadUP. Help spread the word! (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
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.