Reading Buddies commit to reading 30 minutes a week for the duration of the school year.

A readSBISD initiative Supported by SBISD's Partnerships & Volunteer Programs office



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, SBISD launched the ReadSBISD Reading Buddies Program in Fall 2019.

What is the goal?

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.



Volunteer Commitment

Reading Buddies meet with their student for 30 minutes a week for the duration of a school year. Training and resources are provided by SBISD.

We are recruiting Reading Buddies for:

  • Buffalo Creek (days/times TBD)
  • Cedar Brook (days/times TBD)
  • Hollibrook (M-F, 8:20-9:20am or 12:55-1:55pm)
  • Nottingham (M-F, 9:30-10:20am)
  • Ridgecrest (M-F, 8:30-9:15 or 1:10-2:05)
  • Shadow Oaks (M-F, 8:25-8:55 or 9:55-10:25am)
  • Spring Shadows (M-F, 8:20-8:50am or 11:45am-12:15pm)
  • Terrace (T, Th., 9:35-10:05am)
  • Thornwood (T, Th., 9:20-9:50am)
  • Valley Oaks (W., 8:45-9:45am)

Sign-Up to Read!

1. Register to be a Reading Buddy.

2. Attend a Reading Buddy training (sign-up link below).

3. Read with your student!

register for a Reading Buddies training!



What's it like being a Reading Buddy?


Abby Walker