Operation READ

Operation READ is a volunteer-based reading program at 9 after-school sites and at 6 preschool programs in the Quad Cities, with the goal of increasing students’ enjoyment of reading. Individuals or teams of 2-8 volunteers pick a month at the site of their choice, choose an activity, read to a group of 15-40 children, and complete an activity that relates to the book. Children surveyed before and after participating showed an increased interest in reading. Volunteer with Operation READ.



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