Volunteer with Reading Matters

Faith leaders and congregations who have partnered with Richland School District One are taking steps to address the critical issue of literacy as a foundation of a strong education. Building on a multi-denominational program begun in January of 2015, we will continue to pair reading tutors with children in first and second grades.

The children will be identified by their teachers as students whose reading will benefit from the
extra attention given by tutors. Tutoring will improve the children's ability to read. We believe this will cultivate in them a life long love of reading. Join us. See below details on how to sign up and get trained.

Tutoring will begin the week of September 17, 2018. Tutors are asked to commit one hour a week for the school year. Tutoring will be offered at the following Richland One Schools:

  • Arden
  • Burton Pack
  • Gadsden
  • Greenview
  • H.B. Rhame
  • Hopkins
  • Hyatt Park
  • Logan
  • Pine Grove
  • Sandel,
  • E.E. Taylor
  • J.P. Thomas

For school locations, click here.

For more information, click here for the flier/volunteer form. Deadline to sign-up is August 17, 2018.

For questions about Reading Matters, contact The Rev'd Susan Heath at 803.771.7800, ext. 108 or at sheath@edusc.org.