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Reading Mentors Needed in West Hartford

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The Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford and the Hartford Jewish Coalition for Literacy are inviting reading volunteers to a training session in West Hartford.

Submitted by Denise Brodey, Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford

Photo credit: David Maher

Photo credit: David Mayer

Close to 50 percent of third grade students in Hartford are unable to read at grade level, yet the ability to read is the foundation for learning and success in school.

Children who struggle with their reading skills often do not have academic support at home. Reading mentors can help these children overcome this hurdle by offering them vital one-on-one attention from a caring adult.

In an effort to enhance childhood literacy in Greater Hartford, the Jewish Federation and the Hartford Jewish Coalition for Literacy (HJCL) are looking for reading mentors to volunteer for the 2015/16 school year.

HJCL will offer training sessions in West Hartford and Manchester. The Manchester training will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. The West Hartford training will take place on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, at 6:30 p.m.

Additional rolling trainings will be held throughout the year. For more information, please call 860-236-READ (7323) or email [email protected].

HJCL is a program of the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford (www.jewishhartford.org) and an affiliate of the National Jewish Coalition for Literacy.

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