The Reading Buddies program is joint community initiative by the Bristol Tennessee City School System and Bristol Virginia Public Schools. It relies on volunteers who are willing to read to Kindergarteners, 1st, and 2nd graders for just 30 minutes a week
How It Works
Volunteers monitor and assist by reading to the student, listening to the student read, encouraging the student, and attending the student’s school activities when possible.
As much as supporting critical reading skills, volunteers help their buddies by establishing a positive relationship with them.