Education | Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Marion, Morgan

Connecting volunteer readers and tutors with children who need help most.

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. Through our signature program, ReadUP matches volunteer with local  schools to help kids get on track  and stay on track  with grade-level literacy. watch video

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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 Tutors:

ReadUP Tutors are volunteers who work one-on-one with third grade students helping them reach grade-level literacy. Tutors help students improve comprehension and fluency skills in preparation for state academic exams. Interested in becoming a tutor? Select a county below!



ReadUP Readers:

If you like reading aloud, enjoy children, and are looking for a volunteer opportunity that’s rewarding to you and the children you read to, United Way of Central Indiana has an opportunity for you.

United Way is recruiting volunteer ReadUP readers to share stories with 3 to 5-year-old children.

Volunteers read to small groups of children to give them a consistent opportunity to connect with caring adults in a structured setting. The experience is part of United Way’s focus on preparing preschoolers for classroom learning by introducing and promoting a love of reading.

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Engage Your Employees with ReadUP

Your company is a valued partner of United Way of Central Indiana. We encourage you to utilize the ReadUP Toolkit and online resources to share the program with your team. There are multiple ways to get involved in ReadUP! Learn everything you need to know