How You Can Help
Marietta Reads! is supported by a variety of citizens in a variety of ways. You can make a difference in Marietta by supporting our program. Below are some straightforward ways to help.
¤ Become a Marietta Reads! Volunteer!
¤ Become a Marietta Reads! Corporate Sponsor (see Sponsors)
Reading Tutors Needed One Hour Per Week
Success in school starts with reading. While reading is primarily learned in the classroom, many students need extra time and help. Research clearly shows that children in tutoring programs achieve academic gains and increased self confidence. Tutoring is also a great way for individuals and groups from the community to support learning in the schools.
If you can volunteer just one hour per week, Marietta Reads! can use you. As a volunteer, you can provide students with one-on-one attention and the help they may not get at home or at school.
Many places in Marietta welcome literacy volunteers. Marietta Reads! is working with one organization in particular called Communities In Schools of Marietta/Cobb County, Inc. (CISMCC) to place volunteers in the Marietta City elementary schools. CISMCC's mission is to blend community resources with schools to help young people successfully learn, stay in school, and prepare for life. The CISMCC literacy volunteer coordinator will guide you through an hour of training at the school of your choice. You will then be assigned two children for tutoring in back-to-back 30-minute sessions. The day and time that you volunteer will be based on your schedule.
Other places to check for literacy volunteer opportunities are local libraries, preschools, daycare facilities, elementary schools, and community centers. In all cases, you will more than likely be asked to fill out an application and undergo a criminal background check - these are the times in which we live.
For more information on the CISMCC program, please call (678) 503-0901.
For more information on other Marietta Reads! programs, contact us.
Support MR!By becoming a Marietta Reads! donor/supporter, you give the gift of reading to someone else. Your generous contributions will help purchase books, supplies, and other resources necessary for implementing sound literacy programs.