Summer Reading Buddies
Cayden participated in the program in summer 2017.
Here he shares what he liked about the program
2018 Summer Reading Buddies, a part of the Harrison Barnes Reading Academy, will be June 11-July 26 with a break the week of July 2-5.
The 2018 program is funded in part by the Harrison and Brittany Barnes Foundation, ASSET, Up and Running Software, and the City of Nevada.
What is Summer Reading Buddies?
Raising Readers in Story County coordinates a FREE 6-week summer tutoring program to promote literacy skills for children finishing kindergarten through finishing 3rd grade who need a little extra help over the summer to maintain their literacy skills. Every child signed up will be paired with a trained reading tutor and will meet twice per week to receive personalized reading sessions. These 45 minutes sessions are held at convenient, supervised sites.
Children MUST have completed Kindergarten to participate.
Summer 2018 sites will be located in Ames, Nevada, and Huxley.
When is Summer Reading Buddies?
The 2018 Summer Reading Buddies program will begin on Monday, June 11 and run through Thursday, July 26, with a week off July 2-5. Sign up will begin Spring 2018.
Who Can Sign Up?
Parents/Caregivers can submit an application for their child who has completed kindergarten through those who finished 3rd grade in May/June 2018.
How do I get involved?
Volunteers can submit an application to volunteer and a background check will be conducted. Volunteer applications must be in by May 25, 2018. Volunteer orientation will take place prior to the start date.
How Much Does It Cost?
The Reading Buddies Summer Program is completely FREE to all participants! Reading tutors volunteer their time and services to provide literacy support at no cost to the student.
Are Reading Buddies Trained?
Reading tutors are trained with a literacy curriculum developed with the Duffelmeyer Reading Clinic at Iowa State University. The curriculum uses leveled books, word sorts, and other strategies to help children succeed at reading.
How Often Do Tutors Meet With Students?
Tutors and students will meet twice per week. Each session is 45 minutes long.
Where Does the Tutoring Take Place?
Reading tutoring is held at supervised sites in Ames, Nevada, and Huxley. A variety of sites allows us to offer the most convenience to parents/guardians in getting their child to tutoring sessions. There are morning, afternoon, and evening options.
Summer 2018 sites
ACPC (ACPC Summer Kids only) 9:00am, 10:30am Tuesdays and Thursdays
Ames Public Library 1:00pm, 2:00pm Mondays and Wednesdays
Bethesda Lutheran Church (evening) 5:30pm, 6:30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays
Boys & Girls Club (members only) 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm Tuesdays and Thursdays
First United Methodist Church 9:00am, 10:00am, 5:30pm, 6:30pm Mondays and Wednesdays
Trinity Christian Reformed Church 9:00am, 10:00am Tuesdays and Thursdays
First United Methodist Church 1:15pm, 2:15pm Mondays and Wednesdays
Story County Medical Center (evening) 5:30pm, 6:30pm Mondays and Wednesdays
Huxley Public Library 1:00pm, 2:00pm Tuesdays and Thursdays
Huxley Public Library (evening) 5:15pm, 6:15pm Tuesdays and Thursdays