Read to L.E.A.D. is an opportunity for NCSU students, staff and faculty to volunteer with low-income elementary age children and make a positive difference in their lives by fostering their personal and academic development. We partner with organizations such as Youth4Hope (Mondays from 4:00-5:15pm), Boys & Girls Club (Tuesdays from 4-5:30pm), Poe Library Technology with Boys & Girls Club students (Tuesdays from 4pm-5:15pm), and Neighbor to Neighbor (Thursdays from 5pm-6pm) and spend an hour each week reading books on diversity/social justice and helping to work on their reading/writing skills to help them succeed in school.
Volunteers pick one location (i.e., one day of the week) and commit to a 13-week involvement with their mentee. Transportation is provided for volunteers that do not have cars.
If you are interested in spending your time and energy on something bigger than yourself, please contact us to find out about the next opportunity to get involved. Weekly mentoring does require a mandatory training and background check – we hold sessions in early
September and late January.
Read to L.E.A.D. wouldn’t be such a great success without our caring sponsors:
Palsie’s Gourmet Popcorn and Sweets
Jason’s Deli – Cary Crossroads location
Hillsborough Street Community Service Corporation
To find out more about what we are doing, see pictures of the group in action, and stay connected, please join our Facebook group page.
Thank you for your interest and feel free to contact Jennifer Castillo, Associate Director, Women’s Center, if you have any questions!