Portage County program that helps young readers in need of volunteers

(Source: WIS)
Published: Aug. 29, 2022 at 10:53 AM CDT
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STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAW) - – A program that helps second and third graders improve their reading comprehension is in need of volunteer tutors.

United Way of Portage County’s Learn for Life Reading Program had been on pause due to the pandemic.

Volunteers work with teachers in support of increasing reading achievement in the early grades. Students are tutored each week during their reading class. Tutoring sessions are individualized and based on each student’s needs.

During the first half of the 2019-2020 school year, 184 students received help from 100 volunteer tutors throughout Portage County.

Early Learning Coordinator Abi Solin said the program is rewarding for both the students and the volunteers.

“Prior to taking this position with United Way, I was actually a volunteer in the program and I have to say it was an amazing experience. You just really get to know the kids on such a great level,” said Solin.

Volunteers can sign up to be a Learn for Life tutor by visiting the United Way of Portage County’s website at https://www.unitedwaypoco.org/learnforlife.