Change a student’s life! Become a Sandy Springs Education Force (SSEF) “Reading Buddy,” and share your love of books and reading with a student who will benefit from a one-to-one relationship with a caring adult. Adult volunteers meet the same student weekly at school during the student’s 30-minute lunch period between mid-September and mid-May.
It’s a win-win! Students improve their reading skills and gain self-confidence, and volunteers gain the satisfaction of knowing their efforts make a big difference in inspiring children and motivating them to be academically successful.
SSEF has Reading Buddies programs in four Sandy Springs elementary schools: Ison Springs, Dunwoody Springs, Spalding Drive and Lake Forest.
Learn more about Reading Buddies directly from the volunteers and students via the videos linked below. To learn more about how you can participate, please contact SSEF Program Director, Kathy Myers at [email protected] or connect with us via our volunteer form.
Jake Elder, a reading buddy, describes why he enjoys working with students.
Tim Bonenberger, one of SSEF’s board members and a long-time Reading Buddy volunteer, talks about his experiences. Hear from his “buddy,” too.
Jaden explains what he learns from reading with his adult buddy. Who could resist helping a student learn more about life?
We loved hearing from students and volunteers at the Lake Forest Elementary School Reading Buddies celebration!
Posted by Sandy Springs Education Force on Friday, May 11, 2018