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What is ReadingPals?

ReadingPals is a statewide early literacy initiative that provides volunteer mentors for students from Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) to 3rd grade who may need extra help, utilizing one-on-one or small group settings. ReadingPals offers volunteers an opportunity to build meaningful relationships with young children in Florida, while helping them improve their early literacy skills. ReadingPals was designed by The Children's Movement of Florida and is currently administered in Citrus County through The Citrus County Education Foundation.

We offer programs in 27 counties via 17 local United Ways and other community partners, with virtual opportunities in more than 200 schools and childcare centers around the state. We provide more than 3,000 students every year with a mentor. This is all made possible thanks to the Barnett family's passion for promoting literacy and early-childhood development in Florida.

Interested in becoming a ReadingPal?
Fill out the ReadingPal Interest Form:

Minimum Requirements
  • 1 hour per week (16 to 25 hours for a single volunteer during fall and/or spring)
  • New Volunteer Training
  • Level 1 Background Screening provided by the Citrus County School District.

Training and Necessary paperwork will be provided by CCEF

Upcoming New Reading Pal Training

Oct 10: 6pm-8pm

Oct 25: 9am-11am

Nov 9: 9am-11am

Nov 14: 10am-12pm and 6pm- 8pm