Read2Succeed

Program Overview

A signature program of The Foundation, Read2Succeed engages hundreds of volunteers each year in providing reading assistance to first and second grade students. In addition to recruiting, training and placing volunteers, the Foundation also provides much-needed resources to support teachers in their classrooms.
 
The objective of the program is to match volunteers with students at Orange County elementary schools, one hour, once a week, during the school day. Volunteers will work with first and second graders who are mid to low-level readers. The overall goal is to improve student's vocabulary and reading fluency. This program is available to all Orange County public elementary schools.
 
Research shows first and second grades are critical developmental years – when reading becomes fundamental to advanced concepts and skills. First and second grades are also a significant social and emotional period in a child’s life, when positive encouragement and confidence are essential. 
 
Read2Succeed expands on both aspects, with a focus on strengthening our children as they achieve milestones throughout their reading journey. 
 
All it takes is one hour per week to impact a child’s life .
 
Interested in volunteering? Click here and get started today!

Student Snapshot: Brianna and Jerome

Brianna and Jerome attend Frangus Elementary School. They were registered for the Read2Succeed program, by their first grade teacher.

By participating in the program, the hope was to help build their vocabulary and reading skills.

Upon beginning the program,  "they were quite shy," shares R2S volunteer, Lisa Oden. However, slowly they began to become more engaged and confident with the new words they learned." Oden goes on to share that seeing their eyes light up when they recognized a new vocabulary word and watching them excitedly highlight that word in their book was priceless! 

This past school year, Brianna and Jerome were registered for Read2Succeed’s second grade program to work on their reading fluency. Once again, Lisa would work with Brianna and Jerome. 

"I have seen tremendous growth in their comprehension and social skills since last year. My shy kids are growing into strong, confident students who are eager to do their best. They even congratulate each other on a job well done after each session! ." - Lisa Oden

Want to impact a young child's life? 

Volunteer TODAY, with Read2Succeed!

Let's hear from alumni Read2Succeed students!

Spotlights

Sponsored By: