Be A Reader literacy program seeks new volunteers

by | Aug 11, 2017 | What’s Happening

Monday, September 18, 11 am
Sandler Family Campus

Be A Reader kicks-off the 2017-2018 school year with a welcome breakfast and meeting next month. The event is an opportunity for potential new volunteers to learn more about the program, and for returning volunteers to talk about their experiences and share best practices.

Be A Reader, commonly referred to as BeAR, is a literacy program through United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Community Relations Council. BeAR’s main goal is to help at-risk second grade students in Tidewater public schools acquire the reading skills they need for future success. Each week, volunteers read one-on-one for an hour with a child at participating schools.

For more information on BEAR, including ways to get involved, contact Wendy Weissman at or visit