Do you want to be a part of a fun reading program for children in Grades 1-3? As a
high school student, you will be able to share your time and enthusiasm with a young child
hour a week for 8 weeks and earn Community Service credits
Reading Buddies is a program which pairs high school students with young and beginning readers.
Children who are Grades 1-3 are paired with an older Reading Buddy. These reading pairs choose
books together, read to each other and discuss what they read, write entries in their reading
journal and play reading-related games.
What experience do you need to be a Reading
º Strong English-language skills
º Ability to communicate one-on-one
º Experience working with children and/or desire to work with children
º Patience, enthusiasm, and an encouraging attitude
Many locations offer this program and hours vary. Spaces are limited & time preference is
dependant on the location.
Please inquire at your neighbourhood Branch or the Central Childrens Department
You will need to fill out an Offences Declaration and provide
a Letter of Reference from your English Teacher