WEST HARTFORD – Children’s Reading Partners is seeking volunteers to read one-on-one with at-risk preschoolers in Hartford and Bloomfield this spring. Its Preschool Pals program matches trained volunteers with children who need extra help to get ready for kindergarten.
Preschool Pals volunteers complete a simple application and attend a training session, then select a weekly, 30-minute time slot to read with a child. The program lasts 10 weeks, and anyone age 12 or older can volunteer.
Training sessions will take place Thursday, Feb. 22, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., and Tuesday, Feb. 27, 1 – 3 p.m. at the Community Services Building, 333 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford. Prospective volunteers must attend one of these two sessions.
For more information or to register, contact Ronni Breiter at 860.727.6129 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children’s Reading Partners, part of the Jewish Community Relations Council at the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, serves at-risk public school students in Hartford, Bloomfield, East Hartford, New Britain, Manchester and West Hartford. Volunteers of all faiths and backgrounds are welcome. Learn more at www.jewishhartford.org/childrens-reading-partners.