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Virtual Reading Coach Program
(VRCP)

The VRCP provides free one-on-one Reading Comprehensive Support to under-resourced K-5 elementary students who are first English speakers in their family.

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How VRCP Works

Trained adult and high school student volunteers (grades 9-12) are paired with an elementary school student, grades K to 5, for Reading Comprehensive Support through Zoom technology.

The Reading Coach host a weekly reading session with an assigned elementary student, at the same time each week, for 30-45 minutes, for a total of 2 to 3 hours per month of reading comprehension support. Reading sessions are facilitated through Zoom, with parental supervision for each session. In addition, the VRCP Coordinator regularly monitors the reading sessions each month.

 

Parents/guardians of eligible elementary students obtain reading related homework from school teachers and grade appropriate reading books from the local library. In addition, Reading Coaches access free “Flip Books” sourced from on-line libraries. 

Who to Contact:

Rex Dornoo

VRCProgram Coordinator

rdornoo@jointheirministries.org

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Reading Coach Volunteers

  1. Adult volunteers ages 18 and older.

  2. High School Students, Grades 9-12, must be enrolled in a local high school in Franklin, Delaware or Licking counties.

  3. Current grade point average of a 2.8 or higher and a “B” or higher grade in English and writing related subjects.

  4. All Volunteers must have access to a stable internet connection and a computer (desktop, laptop, or iPad) device with appropriate camera and audio functions for reading sessions and be able to set -up a free Zoom account with parental support.

  5. Must commit to one full academic semester, preferably an full academic school year.

  6. Complete a VRCP Application and virtual interest interview with the VRCP Program Coordinator.

  7. If selected, sign and comply with the “Volunteer Reading Coach Agreement.”Complete a virtual orientation with the; and an introduction session with elementary student and parent.

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Parent/Elementary Student Enrollment

  1. K-5 Elementary Student must be enrolled in a local elementary school (public, charter or private) in Franklin, Delaware or Licking  County.

  2. One or both parents in the home desire English as a Second Language (ESL).

  3. Home/location must have access to a stable internet connection and a computer (desktop, laptop, or iPad) device with appropriate camera and audio functions for reading sessions (cell phone and similar technology devices are not allowed); and be able to connect to a Zoom meeting with parental support.

  4. Parent/Guardian and elementary student must commit to one full academic school semester, preferably the entire academic school year.

  5. Parent/Guardian must complete a “VRCP Application” and virtual interest interview with the  Coordinator.

  6. If selected, parent/guardian must sign and comply with the “VRCProgram Agreement”  to supervise Zoom reading sessions, follow  program expectations; and complete virtual orientation session.

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