Reading Buddies Inspire a Love of Reading in Young Readers

16 September, 2014

A BFJSCC grant of $1000 given to Reading Buddies, a program of YouthSERVE, is changing the lives of youth in the Pajaro Valley. Bringing middle school and high school students together with elementary students to support literacy learning in young children, these teen tutors are role models and are inspiring ta love of reading in K-2nd grade students.

This is a new partnership between YouthSERVE and the Pajaro Valley Unified School District. ┬áBread for the Journey of Santa Cruz County’s grant will fund a pilot program, that through training curriculum testing and validation with a small group of students, will better prepare the program to go to scale and be successful.