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Review for Reading Is FUNdamental Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I'm so thankful that RIF took over the Everybody Wins! program when Beginning with Books went under. I started two years ago and I'm glad I can continue to make strides with my reading buddy from last year. I think that RIF has added great resources for the mentors to cultivate their relationship with the student, which is really half of what the program is all about!

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

Seeing how to effectively engage a student. I'm also learning that the reading, while important, is not the most important part of this relationship. It's the trust that we build, and from that trust, increased literacy can come, along with confidence and a number of other personal benefits. I learn so much from the student as well!

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

Get more build up to the program, I forgot to invite my coworkers to join!

Would you volunteer for this group again?


For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?


Role:  Volunteer & I'm a reading mentor.