During today's Children’s Festival of Reading, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett announced plans for a new childhood reading initiative called Leaders for Readers. This volunteer tutor program will be implemented by the Great Schools Partnership.
Unlike previous volunteer reading programs, Leaders for Readers will train and supply volunteer tutors with materials in alignment with current classroom curriculum. Tutors will work during and after school at a variety of Knox County elementary and middle schools.
“Reading is the foundation of education, and I want to thank the Great Schools’ Partnership for their support of this initiative,” the mayor said in a released statement. “Our teachers do outstanding work, and we want to implement a program that aligns with what they’re teaching in the classroom so we can give them and our students the best chance of success.”
For more info, including a volunteer sign-up application, click RIGHT SMACK HERE or call 215-4501.