Reading Together

Reading Together

Reading Together fosters the joy of reading and boosts reading skills through mentorship and creative play.

1st-5th grade students and trained mentors meet weekly, one-on-one, to work on grade-level reading skills in a virtual setting. Students earn books by completing reading goals.

We are accepting students through mid-February, 2021 for the current school year.

To participate in the program, students must:

  • be in grades 1-5
  • read just below grade level
  • live in or attend school in Saint Paul
  • have access to the internet and a computer/phone/tablet/iPad with a camera
  • be able to meet with their mentors every week on the same day and time

Applications for 2020-2021 are closed.

Fill out the online student application — one for each child.

Allow two weeks to process your application and get back to you.

Once your child has been accepted into the program, we will match your child with a Reading Mentor, schedule a weekly reading session, and confirm the start date.

HOLIDAYS AND CLOSURE DATES

2021

May 21
Last day of Reading Together

FAMILIES

To participate in the program, students must:

  • be in grades 1-5
  • read just below grade level
  • live in or attend school in Saint Paul
  • have access to the internet and a computer/phone/tablet/iPad with a camera
  • be able to meet with their mentors every week on the same day and time

Student Application Process

Applications for 2020-2021 are closed.

Need to Cancel Your Reading Session?

Notify us here. Please provide us at least 24 hours' notice.

FAQs for Families

MENTORS

We are looking for volunteers who can serve as a reading mentor and work one-on-one with students once a week.

Reading Together mentors must:

  • be at least 16 years old
  • be proficient in reading and writing
  • have proficient basic computer skills
  • have a keen interest in helping children succeed
  • have access to the internet and a computer/phone/tablet/iPad with a camera.
  • commit to meet at least 45 minutes per week throughout the school year (October-June)
  • attend a required, free training
  • submit to a background check

Mentor Application Process

Applications for 2020-2021 are currently closed.

Need to Cancel Your Reading Session?

Notify us here. Please provide us at least 24 hours' notice.

Mentors FAQs

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