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 Reading Buddies
Spring 2016 Reading Buddies SessionsReading Buddies Logo

Mondays, 3:45-4:45 pm
Boulder Ridge Mobile Home Park Office
11990 East S. Boulder Rd in Lafayette
February 1 - April 25 - no meeting on 2/15 or 3/21

Tuesdays, 4-5 pm 
Lafayette Public Library
February 2 - April 26 - no meeting on 3/22
Applications are available online and at library service points.
Deadline to sign up is January 15! Apply early, space is limited.

Purpose of Reading Buddies

Reading Buddies gives kids (the Little Buddies) extra one-on-one reading practice with caring, creative teen mentors (the Big Buddies), in a fun, low-stress environment.

Program Materials: Big Buddies - Rising 7th-12th Graders
Big Buddy volunteers develop leadership experience, increase problem-solving and communication skills, and gain responsibility while serving their community and making a difference in children's lives.

Program Materials: Little Buddies - 1st-3rd Graders

Please note: Our program is not a tutoring service. Teen volunteers are neither trained nor expected to correct learning problems or to teach children to read.

About Reading Buddies
Reading Buddies is a free, award-winning reading enrichment program that pairs rising 1st-3rd graders with volunteers in
7th-12th grades. Buddies meet once a week to read together one-on-one, play literacy games, and do group activities. At the end of the term, the Buddies present a group project to their families.
  • Winter-Spring Term: January - April
  • Summer Term: June - August; includes a Writing Buddies program for rising 4th-7th graders
  • Fall Term: September - November

reading buddies playdateReading Buddies Playdates
Kids in grades K-5, join us on Tuesdays afternoons, from 4-5 pm, to play reading, vocabulary, and storytelling games with our wonderful teen volunteers. 

Reading Buddies playdates occur when the regular Reading Buddies program is on hiatus, including;
January; May; August; September; December; Spring Break week; Thanksgiving week 

Reserve your spot! Visit our calendar, click on “Reading Buddies playdate” on the desired day(s), and enter your contact information.

Contact Information

Please contact Sarah, the program coordinator, at 303-661-1180 or by email.

Learn more about the summer Writing Buddies program.

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