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READ-ALOUD VOLUNTEER PROGRAM FOUNDATION
December 16, 2009

I am a teacher at Chavez Elementary, and I have seen and heard many wonderful success stories from the Read-Aloud Volunteer Program. I can also share some success stories from my own account. First of all, every student in the RAV Program that I have had, has found new confidence with their reading. In addition, I have noticed a dramatic increase in their love for literature. I have one student in particular who was not too excited about reading, but since starting the program, he has been pulling out a book to read every opportunity he has!! Also, the students look forward to the RAV program each week and they sometimes remind me early in the day that it's their day to read. In fact, I have noticed that all of the students who participate in the RAV program (like those in my ELD class) really look forward to it too. They even get really excited about the books they get to keep. These are just a few of the many positives that I have seen first hand. There are many other benefits that are not so apparent, such as building rapport with an adult and receiving that attention, which contribute to a students self-esteem and help alleviate behavior issues. This is a wonderful program, and I feel grateful to have my students be part of it. A big thanks to you, Judy Sam, Carol, and the volunteers.

The Great!

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

watching test scores increase especially in the area of language arts, and I've witnessed students really have a much better learning experience.

Ways to make it better...

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

add more volunteers and money to it!!

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

watching the students' confidence in reading grow!

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

always kind, compassionate, gentle, and caring.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand the amount of volunteers, use more technology, reach a broader student base, and be even more effective.

Ways to make it better...

we had even more volunteers!!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & I help educate the youth of Richmond.