My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Sit Stay Read Inc, Chicago, IL, USA
My dog Lucy and I have volunteered for SitStayRead (SSR) for 10 years and it has been an incredibly rewarding experience in so many ways. First, it was clear to me from the beginning that SSR makes an enormous difference in kids lives -- the dogs help make reading and writing stories an enjoyable v. a daunting experience - which will serve them so well as they continue to grow and learn. Also, these children, who often live in places where dogs are to be feared, learn that dogs can be gentle and affectionate and deserve kindness and respect in return. The program also teaches them how to approach dogs they don't know in a safe way. On personal level, it has been a joy to participate with my dog in such an exceptional program. The staff at SSR make volunteering very rewarding. They are well organized and ensure that volunteers have the support, education and materials needed to be successful in the classroom and to feel that their time has been well spent. And most important, SSR produces results. In every classroom, I have seen seen children grow more confident and more competent in their reading and writing.