CATAPULT IS WATERSHED’S LOCAL JUSTICE EXPRESSION COMMITTED TO empowering THE YOUTH IN OUR CITY WHO HAVE THE LEAST ACCESS TO OPPORTUNITY. 


READING PARTNERS

Today, only 40 percent of third graders in Mecklenburg County are reading on grade level. By partnering with parents, teachers, public schools, and community leaders in Charlotte, Reading Partners is poised to address Charlotte’s significant achievement gap. The mission of Reading Partners is to help children become lifelong readers by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction with measurable results. Reading Partners volunteers provide one hour of personalized reading instruction each week to the same student. 

View a complete map of the schools Reading Partners serves here

OPPORTUNITIES //

  • WEEKLY LITERACY TUTORING: Reading Partners volunteers follow a proven, structured curriculum to help students learn specific skills necessary to become proficient readers. Each lesson comes with step-by-step instructions and materials. A trained site coordinator is always available to answer questions, assist with the materials, and solve problems. Time slots (45 minutes) are available at most schools M-Th during morning or lunch hours. 

ASK QUESTIONS //

If you're ready to become a Reading Partners volunteer, register online at the link below! 

GO FURTHER //

  • If you're a current Reading Partners volunteer and want to take your relationship with your student even further, we recommend exploring becoming a mentor to your student through Big Brothers Big Sisters. Email Ashley for more information.