Volunteers needed for student reading program

A local United Way is hoping you’ll volunteer your time to help children learn to read.

The United Way of Paducah-McCracken County says it needs volunteers to become Reading PALS (Partners and Literacy Support).

Each volunteer will be matched with a student and will be expected to attend weekly for breakfast or lunch and a reading session.

Schools participating in the program are:

– Clark Elementary School
– Lone Oak Elementary School
– Lone Oak Intermediate School
– McNabb Elementary School
– Morgan Elementary School
– Paducah Middle School
– Paducah Day Nursery
– Reidland Elementary School
– Reidland Intermediate School

Those interested in becoming a Reading PAL need to take a one-hour training course and pass a background check.

The next training dates are Tuesday, July 7 from Noon – 1:00 p.m. and Tuesday, August 4 for Noon to 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided during training.

If you are interested in volunteering, you can sign up by clicking here.

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