The end of the 2014-15 school year marked the conclusion of a successful third year of ReadingPals. This United Way of Broward County initiative focuses on engaging, training and deploying volunteer "reading pals" in our community. In 2012, ReadingPals began in only three locations, and in 2015-16 ReadingPals will expand to 20 locations and serve more than 300 children. 

Learn more about how you can become a "reading pal" in 2015-16 and how we recognized the volunteers who made a difference last school year in this special ReadingPals edition of the monthly e-newsletter. 
You Can Do It! 
Become a "Reading Pal"! 

Can you volunteer during school hours? One hour a week helps a child improve their reading skills. "Reading pals" are mentors who use books and conversation to build language skills of Pre-K and first grade students. Each week you will provide the individual attention and encouragement children need to thrive. 

Volunteer Training Sessions


In order to become a ReadingPals volunteer, you must attend one of the many training sessions held over the summer and fall. All training sessions are from 1 - 3 p.m. at the 
KCW Administrative Building, 600 SE 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. Sign up for a volunteer training session through email or by calling (954) 453-3742.


July 30                 September 10

August 13           October 15

August 27

ReadingPals Celebrates Successful 2014-15 School Year with Appreciation Breakfast


United Way of Broward County held an appreciation breakfast in late May to thank the hundreds of volunteers who helped make the third year of ReadingPals such a great success. During the 2014-15 school year, these 275 volunteers cumulatively contributed nearly 5,000 hours and impacted the lives of more than 300 children. 


View Photos from the Appreciation Breakfast

Special Thank You to Our 
ReadingPals Community Partners


Barney and Carol J. Barnett 

The A.D. Henderson Foundation


Children's Movement


Volunteer Opportunities
As United Way of Broward County continues to expand our strategic volunteering opportunities, we would love to know your interests, skills, and availability. Please take a few minutes to let us know your volunteer preferences so we can best match your skills and interests with opportunities that become available. 

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