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What is the Readers & Leaders Program?


The Readers & Leaders Program is a mentoring program designed to improve students’ reading achievement and academic performance.


The Readers & Leaders Program pairs a volunteer with a Pre-K, Kindergarten,

or First Grade class at a participating Stephens County school.   Volunteers may share a book with the entire class or mentor individual students in reading.


The volunteer meets with their class once a week for thirty minutes.  


Do I need any special skills or training to be a Volunteer?


No special skills or training are required!  All you need to do to be a volunteer in the Readers & Leaders Program is the ability to devote thirty minutes of your time, once a week, and have a desire to make a difference in area children’s lives.  (Background checks may be required).

How do I become a volunteer for the Readers & Leaders Program?


It’s easy!  Simply stop by the United Way of Stephens County office and pick up a volunteer packet or call (580) 255-3648 to have the forms faxed or emailed to you. You may also click on the link below to download the form.  Once the forms are returned and processed, a member of the Readers & Leaders team will contact you with further details.  Thank you in advance for making a positive impact on local students and our community.

                                                                     Volunteer Availability Form

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