A child’s third-grade reading level is indicative of whether he/she will graduates high school; yet 32 percent of Quad-Cities third graders are not reading at grade level.
United Way invites you to join a select group of innovative corporate partners and schools to participate in Vello online tutoring, a national project we helped create. Together, we are building a powerful tool for schools, corporations, United Way chapters, and communities nationwide to help increase the number of students reading at grade level.
As a sponsor, your company’s team of volunteers will read to students for 30 minutes once a week, during normal school hours. Volunteers participate from the comfort of their desk using an online, guided reading session. All your volunteer team needs is a phone, computer, and internet connection. United Way will be there every step of the way from facilitating partnerships with schools to hosting trainings.
To find out how your company can participate, contact Marci Zogg or call 563.344.0334.
Watch a video about Vello below: