This week's featured organization is...Wright to Read

Wright to Read is an educational program that promotes literacy by providing tutoring and mentoring to Alexandria City elementary school students who are reading below grade level.  With 34 years of serving City of Alexandria youth, Wright to Read is an expert at helping students learn to read and learn to enjoy reading.

 



Wright to Read recruits, trains, and supports volunteer tutors and mentors to work with elementary school students to improve literacy skills. After students with literacy needs are identified by teachers, they are matched with tutors and mentors. Volunteers are asked for a year commitment and many continue for several years. Wright to Read recruits volunteers throughout the entire school year and volunteers are able to meet with students after work or on weekends.  

Interested in volunteering with Wright to Read? Click here. 

 

Upcoming Events:

Come support this excellent Alexandria organization at The 4th Annual Alexandria Story Festival on Saturday, September 28 from 10:00 am to 1:00pm at T.C. Williams High School. Alexandria Story Festival is a FREE event for children and their families and will feature author presentations by:

Jonathan Auxier - Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes
John Belemans Marciano - The Nine Lives of Alexander Baddenfield, 
Madeline and the Old House in Paris, Madeline at the White House, Madeline and the Cats of Rome, and others
Erin Cabatingan - A is for Musk Ox, Musk Ox Counts
Elisabeth Dahl - Genie Wishes
Martha Freeman - The Case of the Diamond Dog Collar, The Case of the Ruby Slippers,The Year My Parents Ruined My Life, and others 
 Shannon Jones - KeeKee's Big Adventures in Paris, France
Anne Marie Pace - Vampirina Ballerina Hosts a Sleepover, Vampirina Ballerina
Erica Perl - King of the Zoo, Chicken Butt, and others
Trevor Pryce - An Army of Frogs: A Kulipari Novel
Mark Tatulli - Desmond Pucket Makes Monster Magic, Lio: Making Friends, 
Lio:There's a Monster in My Socks, and others

 

Other activities include a Kaleidoscope for Kids activity, a performance by Arts on the Horizon’s The Young Spectaculars and the Front Yard Adventures, and Lulu Delacre: Canta, Baila, y Viaje por el mundo!

 

For more information, please visit: http://wrighttoread.org/alexandria-story-festival.html

 

To learn more about Wright to Read and its programs, click here. 

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