Want to get involved in the larger community, learn about diversity and equity and realize the impact one can make through the development of relationships with youth from the Raleigh community? Join us in Read to L.E.A.D.!
Read to L.E.A.D. fosters personal and social responsibility and provides opportunities for all participants to develop their critical thinking and diversity-related competencies in a relationship-based mentoring model. Using literacy as a tool to promote social justice, we offer semester-long mentoring opportunities that connect NCSU students/staff and children from nearby low-income areas. Mentors spend about a hour and a half each week getting to know their mentees through games, reading/dialogue and building life skills together through various activities.
Volunteers pick one location (see our partners below), must attend a mandatory training and commit to spending 12 weeks with their mentees. Transportation is provided to offsite locations for volunteers who do not have cars.
Read to L.E.A.D. partners include:Washington Elementary Boys and Girls Club, http://wakebgc.org/about/
Youth 4 Hope, http://www.gethope.net/local-
Neighbor to Neighbor @ Glenbrook Crossing, http://www.n2noutreach.org/