Pennyrile Allied Community Services, Inc. Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (PACS-RSVP) is partnering with Hopkins County, Trigg County and Christian County Boards of Education for the America Reads Program.
In the America Reads program, volunteers tutor one-on-one with a child and assist with the development of his/her reading skills. All that is required to participate is the willingness to commit one or two hours per week, during the school year, to read with a child in Kindergarten through Third grade.
Volunteer training for America Reads will be held at the Trigg County Board of Education office, 2020 Main Street, on Tuesday, July 17, from 9:00am-1:00pm. Lunch will be provided. During this training, participants will learn the best ways to work with the children and the importance of confidentiality. Parking is available behind the Board of Education building.
PACS-RSVP’s America Reads program is open to any person who is willing to help a child develop their reading skills. If you are interested in attending the training and/or volunteering in the Hopkins County Schools, contact Paula Snorton at 270-821-2252.
Attendance at the America Reads training is not required in order to participate in the program but is highly recommended. In addition, a background check is required of all volunteers.