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Kern County Community Reading Project looking for more volunteers

Posted at 4:59 PM, Dec 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-18 19:59:20-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County Community Reading Project, which recruits and trains community members to become reading coaches for local second grade students is seeking volunteers for the spring semester.

Volunteers will attend a two-hour training session to learn the guided reading technique and then commit to one hour, one day a week for at least one semester. During each visit, a volunteer coaches four students individually for 15 minutes. A different volunteer is in the classroom every day, assuring daily guided practice for selected students.

“The program is a perfect opportunity for community members who would like to make a positive impact in the lives of young students who are experiencing challenges in learning to read,” Teresa Twisselman, coordinator English/Language Arts at KCSOS said. “One hour a week is all it takes to help four children become successful readers.”

Those interested in volunteering can choose between any of the three training sessions. All training's take place at City Centre in downtown Bakersfield, room 1B. No pre-registration is necessary.

The sessions include:

  • Saturday, January 12 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, January 16 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.