Listen: Rachael Minnick, Executive Director of Reading Partners, Sacramento. It's a national nonprofit organization that collaborates with community volunteers and local public schools to provide students in under-resourced schools with the proven, individualized reading intervention they need to read at grade level by fourth grade. Reading Partners collaborates with teachers and principals at local public elementary schools to identify students reading behind grade level and provide them with personalized literacy instruction in a dedicated “reading center” space at their school.
- 335 students were matched with over 350 community volunteers at 8 partner schools who delivered nearly 11,000 tutoring sessions over the course of the year.
- Among Reading Partners’ youngest students in Sacramento, 89% are developing mastery of key foundational reading skills needed to read at grade level.
- Based on survey responses, 100% of teachers report Reading Partners is valuable to their school and 95% of volunteers were satisfied with their Reading Partners experience.
- Learn more about Reading Partners’ impact in Sacramento here.
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