Volunteering—-showing our children their total community cares about them and their future
Remember the joy of learning to read? Sadly, some elementary school kids never master even the basics. And the consequences – especially for those in under served communities – can be serious.
A third grade child who isn’t reading at third grade level is four times more likely to drop out of school. That struggling child will often look for validation elsewhere – gangs, pregnancy or drugs.
By giving the children access to books, the doors of knowledge and inspiration are opened that allow children to dream of who they may become. Most importantly, volunteers provide the gift of personal time and attention through reading that a child may not otherwise receive.
Volunteers may serve in many ways:
- Pick up and deliver books
- Sort and label books
- Monitor the Cops ‘N Kids Reading Rooms
- Read to children or listen to children read
- Participate in programs/events for children and families
- Coordinate book drives
Download the Application as a Word document thatPlease select a valid form you can complete and attach to an email
or print and send by regular mail.
Call Roger Bonngard at 480-223-3958 if you have questions or would like to volunteer.