Transforming the World Through Literacy Education
One of the primary aims of Outreach360 is that each grade school student in the communities where we work is reading at or above grade level. In the rural areas where we work, many children have never held a children's book. Children only attend school for half a day each day; it's difficult for teachers to focus sufficient time on reading. This is a great opportunity to serve, whether you are joining us as an individual, a family, high school team, college team, or church group.
During the school year, you may be teaching with other volunteers in a local grade school or in our Community Center. You'll be bringing books into the classroom, and reading one-on-one with an individual student, or leading a small group of students.
Children are reading at or above grade level. Primary school parents have the obligation of providing 8 service hours/month at the Learning Center, middle school students have the obligation to provide 8 service hours/month at the Learning Center.
Grade Level Content Expectations
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Curriculum Based Reading Classes
Also during the school year, especially if you are a longer term volunteer or quite proficient in Spanish, you might be teaching in one of our on-going, curriculum based reading classes. You'll be teaching in a local grade school classroom, or in a reading camp environment, using the school's official reading curriculum.
During the summer, you might be involved in an Outreach360 Reading Camp. Students who study with us throughout the year in the classroom are able to join us in a fun, camp setting. The camps have a different theme each week, and the students engage in activities that encourage reading. The goal for our summer program is exposure and fun. We are aiming to give kids a summer camp opportunity while getting them excited about learning.
Summer Reading Camps
Spanish Literacy Program Long-Term Volunteering
Volunteers can join Outreach360 for any period of time, from one week on. We invite you to consider joining us as a long term volunteer. As a long-term volunteer, you are both contributing individually as well as helping to lead and involve shorter-term volunteers.
As a long-term Spanish Literacy Program volunteer, you would most likely be teaching in our Curriculum Based Reading Classes during the school year, and helping to lead the Summer Reading Camps. This is a great opportunity for volunteers to practice and improve their Spanish. Volunteers who have some Spanish knowledge are also needed in our ESL classrooms. Click here
for more information about long-term volunteering.
Book the Future Reading Program
Many children (too many!) have never even held a book in the developing communities we are working in. Spanish books are needed for the Literacy Program! Parent and teachers - when you submit your Scholastic order, add an extra Spanish book to send to Outreach360. All Spanish reading books and magazines (not Spanish text books) can be sent to this address for forwarding:
6611 W. Robert E. Lee St.
Glendale, AZ 85308
There are many books which can be purchased at reasonable prices in the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. To make a donation to the Book the Future Reading Program, click here.