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Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
May 24, 2011

My students go to a local elementary class to help students increase their reading skills. They are considered at risk and with the extra attention the youngsters form positive relationships and get intensive vocabulary, main idea, pronouncing words and other reading building blocks to improve their reading levels. TTRM is a great program that has varying levles of reading materials that students are interested in and after a book is completed, the students can take the book home with them to share with other brothers or sisters and reread it themselves.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Students have benefited by having a role model that is not an adult. Their reading scores have improved some more drastically than others, but I feel that we had a part in making that happen.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Perhaps they could give us more activities to complete that goes along with the books that we use.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I took a group of 15 high school students from Oct to May over to a local elementary to work with at-rist studentsin a 2nd grade classroom.

Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
October 8, 2009

My classes in Marion County have been mentoring elementary students for the past three years. This program has been so positive for both the teenagers invovled and their mentees. My students are intent on helping their mentees improve their reading and as a whole reading scores on the FCAT have improved. The relationships that are forged last well beyond the classroom. My students return to class talking about their "mentee" and the third graders go home and tell their parents about their "mentor". It is truly a worthwhile program with postive results for both the mentee and mentor.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I monitor my students in this program on a weekly basis at our local elementary school. This year I have 28 students involved. I've seen how young students bond with their trendsetter and how their reading improves as a result of the individual attentio

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I've enjoyed seeing my children light up when they arrive at the school to meet with their mentees. Likewise, the children get so excited about seeing their trendsetter.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The staff of Volunteer USA that I have met have been totally dedicated to the cause and have provided students with the know-how to mentor students in reading.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & I monitor the program that involves my students going to an elementary school each week.