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.

Sign-Up to Read!

We are recruiting Reading Buddies for:

  • Buffalo Creek
  • Cedar Brook
  • Nottingham
  • Ridgecrest
  • Shadow Oaks
  • Spring Shadows 
  • Terrace

register for a Reading Buddies training to get started today!


Contact Abby Walker or Katie Redd 

713-251-2460 or