About Team Read
Team Read is a program of The Children's Reading Foundation, and has provided one-on-one reading tutoring to select elementary schools in the Kennewick School District since 2000. Kennewick School District is committed to having its students learn to read early and well.
In 1995, the school board and superintendent implemented a goal in the district’s Strategic Plan that called for having at least 90 percent of all third grade students reading at or above grade level. This goal was met in 2006.
148 tutors contributed 4,010.75 hours between October and mid-May of 2009 and 2010. According to Independent Sector, the value of their volunteer time is $83,624.14.
32 tutors volunteered over 40 hours each to the Team Read Program, and tutored 240 students in the 2009-2010 school year.
Seven fifth-grade Amistad KOG students tutored third graders in the 2009-2010 school year. This was a collaboration between Team Read, KOG teacher Mrs. Devine and third grade.
"The program is well monitored, materials are set up by the Team Read staff and pupils are always well supervised."
-Teacher at Hawthorne
"The students gain a confidence in reading when they are in the Team Read program."