Be A Reader (BeAR) Literacy Project celebrates another fantastic year

by | Jul 11, 2024 | It's a Wrap, Other News

After achieving plenty of recognition and success during the 2023- 2024 school year, the Be A Reader (BeAR) Literacy Project is now planning for the 2024-2025 school year.

During this school year, BeAR worked with more than 100 second-grade students in Norfolk and Virginia Beach Title I schools. Witnessing the enthusiasm and pride the students experienced as their reading skills improved was incredibly rewarding. Each child has a unique journey, filled with moments of discovery and accomplishment.

BeAR reading mentors have the opportunity to spend an hour a week of one-on-one time with their designated student. This not only fosters a love for reading but also creates a personal connection that can make the difference in a child’s life. With their students, mentors share books and ideas, read aloud together, and create entertaining stories. The special attention has the potential to help improve the student’s reading skills, comprehension, and self-confidence. Every mentoring session is a step forward in the student’s reading journey.

And it’s never too late to join and make a difference.

As BeAR looks forward to the next school year, it invites new mentors to be part of this success story. A mentor’s involvement, either through volunteering time or contributing financially, is crucial to BeAR’s mission.

To positively impact a child’s life with BeAR, contact Robin Ford, BeAR coordinator, at 757-321-2304 or to learn more.