By sixth-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.

Volunteer for Summer readup

There are multiple ways for volunteers to get involved:

ReadUP Readers: ReadUP volunteer readers read aloud to small or whole groups of preschool children, helping these kids begin their literacy development.

ReadUP Corps: 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 Tutors: Through ReadUP, volunteer tutors help third, fourth and fifth-graders at reach grade-level literacy and pass the English Language Arts portion of the ISTEP. Read why one volunteer keeps "returning to this volunteer gig" and watch the tutor training video here.

For most Central Indiana children, caring adults are the difference between academic success and failure.



Special thanks to the top ReadUP companies from the 2012-13 school year: Allied Solutions, LLC, Covance Central Laboratories, Celadon Group Inc., Cummins, Inc, Eli Lilly and Company, Hancock Regional Hospital, JBS United, RJE business interiors and Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.

Just one hour a week is all it takes to impact the life of a child. Can you spare an hour?