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Program Seeks Volunteers to Read with NKY Students

The One to One reading program in Northern Kentucky is seeking volunteers to be paired with a student in local elementary schools.

The Northern Kentucky Education Council has operated the program here for ten years for students in first, second, and third grades.

Volunteers meet with students once a week.

“You don’t have to look at test scores or wait for results to come in. You can see the progress being made right in front of you," said Barry Harsaran, a TANK bus employee who volunteers with Covington Independent Public Schools. "Over time they get hooked on reading and start to really like it.”

One to One is currently seeking volunteers to become new reading coaches for the 2018-2019 academic year. With a growing need in many participating schools, the Council looks to secure approximately 70 new community members to support students at 34 schools across Northern Kentucky.

After attending a training session in October, volunteer coaches will practice with the same student for 35 minutes once a week in a simple format that emphasizes reading, writing and building basic skills. Coaching sessions are coordinated based on the volunteer’s availability during the school day. Coaches do not need a background in education or teaching.

Both daytime and evening training sessions are being held in October for those interested in becoming a One to One coach. To view upcoming training opportunities and sign up to attend, click here.

For more information, visit the Northern Kentucky Education Council website under One to One or contact Staci Hunt Ramsey at [email protected] or 859.282.9214.

-Staff report

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