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

Rating: 5 stars  

SitStayRead is an incredible organization, bringing reading assistance dogs into schools to engage students and increase their literacy skills. Beyond the dogs, their curricula are robust and have been proven effective by independent studies. As a volunteer, I've seen firsthand how impactful this program is. The students learn so much and are so engaged. The staff is great and the programs are well run!

Role:  Volunteer
 

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

Rating: 5 stars  

For almost eight years, I have volunteered with SitStayRead, helping with fundraising, classroom programs and office duties. I first heard of SitStayRead through my aunt who was a 3rd grade teacher at a SitStayRead partner school. She was so passionate about SitStayRead - she experienced firsthand the difference the program made for her eager but struggling students. Once I started volunteering, I too saw the impact that SitStayRead could have in children’s lives. It’s incredibly powerful to see a struggling reader make strides in their fluency and comprehension because they feel safe reading to a dog - dogs don’t make fun of you if you stumble, and earning the chance to read with a dog is a strong motivator. The facts that SitStayRead is able to document real improvement in fluency and comprehension and that they serve some of the most under-served students in Chicago compel me to keep volunteering. I know that I'm helping this organization change lives, one child, one book, one dog at a time!

Role:  Volunteer