My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Reading Connection, Inc., Arlington, VA, USA
The Reading Connection is a great program bringing a love of books and reading to kids in at-risk housing situations.
As a volunteer with the program, I've seen the difference TRC makes in the lives of the children at my read aloud site. Enthusiasm for reading has increased for all the kids, and some of our beginning readers have really improved their reading comprehension and confidence. Our site staff person has even mentioned improved reading scores at school for several of our kids!
The TRC program is focused on reaching out to children who could be in need, before they fall through the cracks, which is so important, especially in this demographic. As a reader, we build relationships with the kids at our site, and get to know them. We act as a consistent, reliable adult that they can count on, when other issues in their life could be less stable.
The resources TRC provides for the volunteers include trainings on behavior, group reading skills, and interacting with children to make reading fun and interesting. Invaluable! They do a great job with every aspect of their program!