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SheilaB

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Review for Sit Stay Read Inc, Chicago, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I heard about Sit Stay Read at an involvement fair and the booth immediately caught my attention. With the pictures of children and dogs (both of what I love) and the outgoing staff member, I could not pass it up. SSR is a literacy program for children that is unique from other programs because they work with dogs! I always get surprised reactions when I tell people about this program because who has ever heard of such an amazing thing?! It really is a fun experience. I am a Book Buddy at one of the schools and you cannot help but feel the students’ energy when you walk into the classroom. It’s contagious! The students we work with are intelligent and love to read. SSR really does make reading fun and the volunteers are so anxious to help make this process possible. There are also a lot of special event and community events that are fun for the volunteers, as well as the dogs.

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

the classroom. At the end of each reading session the students write a story about the book. I always see an improvement in the amount of writing each child does.

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

working with the children.

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

kind and patient. They were always on time and ready to help.

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

become a national organization.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Volunteer & I help out in the office and I have been a Program Leader and Book Buddy at the school and after school programs.