With literacy as a prime SBISD focus area, the district launched ReadSBISD in Fall 2019 as the umbrella for community-supported literacy initiatives.
To directly impact our students' early literacy, members of the SBISD Volunteer Advisory Board studied volunteer-led tutoring programs across the district to identify best practices. From this study, and in partnership with our Academics team, we are proud to launch the ReadSBISD Reading Buddies Program.
What is the goal?
Our goal is to increase 2nd graders' literacy levels while developing a lifelong love of reading by providing the one-to-one support of a trained, caring adult volunteer.
Reading Buddies make a commitment to meet with their student at least 30 minutes each week for the duration of a school year.
*Note: Reading Buddies is currently being piloted at Spring Branch Elementary. Stay tuned for further information about becoming a Reading Buddy!
The Reading Buddies program is supported by SBISD's Partnerships and Volunteer Programs office.