WFISD's "Read 2 Learn" Program Needs Volunteers

Published 10/04 2013 10:20AM

Updated 10/08 2013 11:46AM

WFISD is launching a new reading program to help make sure students are reading at their grade level by the end of third grade and they need your help to make sure it's a success.

"Read 2 Learn" allows volunteers to help WFISD students polish their reading skills.

It will be established at seven elementary schools including Alamo, Burgess, Sam Houston, Scotland Park, and Washington Jackson.

District officials say they program is for second grade students.

January Jones, P.I.E. District Coordinator said, "Statistics show that if a child cannot read at grade level by the end of third grade, they are four times more likely not to graduate high school. And then if you add into the equation that they are economically disadvantaged, then they're 13 times more likely to not graduate high school."

Coordinators say they're looking for people to commit a short amount of time one day a week and they're in a big need of male volunteers. To sign up, call January Jones at 235-1009.

You can also go to http://www.wfisd.net/Page/13601 or http://facebook.com/PIEWFISD

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