Midlands Reading Consortium

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Just 30 minutes a week can make the difference between whether a child advances to the next grade and graduates from high school on time. We need your help to make that difference.
 
The Midlands Reading Consortium (MRC) is a volunteer tutoring initiative targeting pre-kindergarten through second-grade students that aren't reading on grade level. Tutors focus on improving language skills and reading proficiency to close the achievement gap.
 
We make it easy for you. MRC provides all the training and tutoring materials you need to tutor and to give your tutee the best shot at reading on grade level at the end of the school year. 
 
This program was designed so that working professionals can leave their office, tutor and be back in an hour. If you're currently a student or retiree, it's a great way to get valuable volunteer experience where you can actually see results!

Anyone can volunteer! Click here to sign up today!

Introducing Be a Book Bunny! 

In 2017, YLS partnered with the Midlands Reading Consortium (MRC), a United Way of the Midlands' volunteer tutoring initiative, to support pre-kindergarten through second-grade students who are falling behind their peers in reading. Be a Book Bunny distributes literacy bags to over 500 students served by MRC to help children build personal libraries to encourage reading both in and out of the classroom to develop healthy reading habits. Be a Book Bunny sponsors fill Book Bunny reading totes with eight Be a Book Bunnynew, age-appropriate books and school supplies. There is no limit to how many totes a business, family or individual can provide. Each tote is tagged by each child's grade and gender to provide books of their interest.United Way's Young Leaders Society (YLS) has partnered with the Midlands Reading Consortium, a United Way of the Midlands volunteer tutoring initiative, to target pre-kindergarten through second-grade students who are falling behind their peers in reading. Be a Book Bunny will distribute tote bags to nearly 500 students served by the program to help underserved children build personal libraries to encourage healthy reading habits both inside and outside of school. 

Questions? For more information email MRC@uway.org.

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