Following the news, tests scores, and chancellor situation one can become pretty devastated about the current state and future of the DC school system. In a city filled with educated people it is appalling that there is still such a disparity between wealth and education. Often I am discouraged because I am not sure what I can do, so I am happy to report that there is a call to action. The organization called Reading Partners is now operating in DC and is in need of volunteers. If you can give 45 minutes of your time a week than you can make a huge difference in the education of one DC student.
Reading Partners is currently working at four DC locations with volunteering opportunities between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Please visit their website and sign up to volunteer. I have already signed up to volunteer at DC Prep in Edgewood and I am looking forward to helping my community. They provide training, support and lesson plans. Rarely is one able to impact another's life in such a great way and I hope that many others decide to participate. Imagine if all DC students read at or above their grade level and the impact that would have on their education and future.
Please view the following story on Reading Partners in the news.