Raising Readers in Story County

Harrison Barnes Reading Academy- After School Tutoring


Supported by Ames High grad and current Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes, and partnering with the Ames Public Library, the 2018-19 Reading Academy is expanding to a third location!  Running October through April, HBRA: After School Tutoring will take place Mondays after school at Central Elementary School in Nevada, Tuesday afternoons at the Boys and Girls Club of Story County in Ames, and Wednesdays after school at the Ames Public Library in Ames to provide free tutoring to children in kindergarten through 3rd grade. Students work one-on-one with trained volunteer tutors to supplement their in-school reading activities and focus on at-risk readers specifically. If you are interested in volunteering for this program, please apply by clicking on the link below. Contact Lisa Reeves at literacy@raising-readers-org or call 515-520-8686 for more information.

2018-19 Volunteer Application


Thank you Up and Running Software Inc. for supporting this program and providing the lending library bags! 

  2018-19 Locations and Dates

  Nevada: Monday afternoons 3:15pm-4:00pm, Central Elementary School

  Ames: Tuesday afternoons 4:15pm-5:00pm (STUDENT REGISTRATION CLOSED) and        5:15pm-6:00pm, Boys and Girls Club of Story County (Club members only)

  Ames: Wednesday afternoons 4:00pm-4:45pm, Ames Public Library





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