I love volunteering with Read and Feed!
"When my daughter left for college, I had time on my hands. I heard about Read and Feed at a meeting at my church. After I volunteered the first time, I was hooked. I love children, and I feel it is important to help them gain a love for reading at an early age. I can't think of any job that does not require reading on a daily basis. I have been a volunteer since October of 2017. I started out volunteering every Thursday. After a few months, I added Tuesdays. When the 2019 spring semester started, I felt like I wanted to do a little more, so I became a team lead. I love volunteering with Read and Feed! It is so awesome to work with people at each site who want to make the reading experience the best it can be for the children. It is great to be able to form a bond with the children and let them know that there are people outside of their family who care about them. My favorite experience this year has to be the night when we had at least ten kids and eight tutors, and it was too cold to put tables outside. The mobile classroom that we use is the smallest in the fleet, so we had kids everywhere! We had some in the booth, some on the couch, some at the tables in the back where the books are kept, one sitting on the food cooler with the tutor in a chair beside him, and at least two kids sitting on the dashboard with the tutors in the driver and passenger seats!"
Read and Feed gives the students a great foundation for any path in life.
"Reading was one of my favorite things as a kid. I liked to read on my own and I liked having others read to me. The things I learned from books that I read "for fun" have stuck with me long after I've forgotten the facts I studied in school. I think it’s great that Read and Feed helps children who maybe don't get the same encouragement that I did as a child. By teaching the mechanics of reading and nurturing a love of reading, Read and Feed gives the students a great foundation for any path in life. I have volunteered with Read and Feed for about three years now. I volunteered as a tutor for one semester. I loved seeing the kids' eyes light up when they see their favorite tutor come in and it was so great to see the individual attention the children get from so many caring volunteers. Now, I mostly volunteer at Read and Feed as a driver, picking up food and delivering it where needed. This activity works out best with my schedule, and I know that it helps the other Read and Feed staff and volunteers spend more time on the other aspects of the program." -Pam Vashaw
My children LOVE Read and Feed!
Oralia says that her children, Evelyn and Jacqueline, love Read and Feed, especially the tutors and the special attention they receive.
Serena says Read and Feed helps her
"Read and Feed helps me with my fluency, and it helps me learn how fast I can read."
We love Read and Feed
WCPSS teacher, Joanna Johnson praises Read and Feed
It warms my heart each time I see and work with students each week! It fills my heart to see and feel their excitement! Since our program consists of teachers, it is fun for all of us to get a chance to spend time with students outside of school hours. They love the one on one time, and we love having the opportunity to give it to them!! I so appreciate the Read and Feed program! Thank you for allowing our school to participate!!