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Saturday Reading Warrior for at-risk students

April 13, 2019 Free
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Dates & Times

  • Apr 13, 2019
    9:00am - 10:00am
  • Apr 13, 2019
    10:00am - 1:00pm

Attendee Types

  • Standard
    Free
    12 remaining
  • Lunch preparation
    Free
    15 remaining

Details

To support the Little Lights ministry, WCF is heading to the Potomac Gardens housing development on April 13 to do one-on-one reading with students and to serve them lunch. Tutors must be 16 years old or above and submit a liability form upon arrival. If you and your school-age children wish to contribute, come on out and help us prepare the lunch together at WCF from 9:00-10:00am. Register as "Lunch Preparation".

About:
Reading Warriors is designed to help students expand their reading skills through one on one assistance. In 2018, over 85% of Little Lights students were reading below grade level. Reading Warriors gives students the opportunity to work on literacy skills to help close that gap.

When students arrive to Reading Warriors on Saturday morning, each student is paired up with a volunteer. The student and the volunteer work together to read a book and complete activities specific to the student's instructional reading level. This targeted and individualized instruction is key for students to reach grade-level literacy.

The WCF team will need to supply lunch for 30 students. Lunches should include sandwiches, drink, and snack. For dietary reasons please refrain from pork products. We recommend a mix of PB&J’s and some other type of sandwich (i.e. turkey & cheese) to satisfy all stomachs!

Schedule
9-10 AM Prepare lunch at WCF

10-11AM Set up & orientation at Potomac Gardens
11AM-12PM Reading 1:1
12-12:30PM Lunch & chill time
12:30-1PM Clean up

Location:
Potomac Gardens Center (1212 I St. SE, Washington, DC 20003). Transportation: Metro - Potomac Ave Station or carpooling (street parking only, spots are limited)