Read Write Discover is a non-profit organization that matches high school students with youth grades 1st through 8th in an effort to help improve their literacy skills. RWD targets students who are struggling in reading and writing or whose families face language barriers in their communities. Taking place at community libraries, the program occurs during the summer and provides services at a time when free, school-based programs are limited and many families cannot afford fee-based supplemental educational programs. RWD was founded in 2006 and has grown to serve hundreds of youth every year.
Read Write Discover aims to promote literacy through individualized lesson plans and the relationship between tutor and learner. We hope to build literacy confidence in youth, through summer tutoring in reading and writing. Through direct service, outreach, and engagement, Read Write Discover:‣ Provides individualized lesson plans and literacy tutoring to elementary and middle school students ‣ Allows high school students to build leadership skills and gain autonomy and ownership in their respective programs‣ Fosters a culture of community engagement for families and community members
What is the role of an RWD substitute tutor?‣ Must be willing to come in last- minute, as long as they are free (noted in this application form)‣ Must communicate all unavailable days with Program Coordinators to the branch they are assigned‣ Must be able to think quickly and on their feet‣ Must be adaptable to changing environments
If you have any questions, please contact RWD's Executive Director Sarah Heraldo at email@example.com