Goshen Community Schools will again be offering United Way Reading Camps to 20-25 children at Chandler, Parkside, Model, Waterford, and West Goshen. Our Reading Camps connect 2nd grade students with an attentive, adult volunteer to practice their reading skills. Reading Camps are held every Tuesday and Thursday for eight weeks (January 31-March 23, 2017) from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Ideal volunteer candidates are people of all ages, who have a passion for helping children and a love of reading. Volunteers may commit to one a week, twice a week, or substitute on predetermined dates.

We are looking for people of all ages, who would be willing to spend one to two hours per week reading with a child. In the past we have had volunteers pair up with a friend, co-worker, family member, etc. to share a student and each come once per week with the option of covering one another in an absence. All volunteers will be given a limited background check and will participate in a training session to be held the last full week of January. For more information or if you are interested in being a volunteer, please contact Michelle Kercher (Coordinator of Volunteers) at mkercher@goshenschools.org or (574)-535-3086.