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Read With U


Union County Public Schools has launched a powerful new community-based reading initiative called "Read with U."  It works by pairing first-grade students with caring people like you!  We are excited to partner with UCPS because we believe members of our partner churches and ministry organizations can help change children's lives in a big way.  How?  Because there is a difference between volunteering and serving.  Serving is walking alongside someone vs checking off a one-time item on a "to do list"  We know that our partners are called to serve.

Heart for Monroe will focus on our partner Title 1 schools (East Elementary, Benton Heights Elementary, and Walter Bickett Elementary). In many cases, the time these students spend with their teachers and reading buddies is the best part of their day. By serving 30 minutes each week as a reading buddy, you can change a student's life. Help us serve this community by giving your time and love to the students who need it the most.

Read with U is easy as 1-2-3

1. Sign up with Heart for Monroe by clicking on a "Sign Up" link under the AVAILABLE SPOTS below. This will allow us to send you regular updates on all the Title I schools served by Heart for Monroe.  You will also be included on any UCPS updates and reading event opportunities at each school.

2. After you sign up with Heart for Monroe, click here to visit the Union County Public Schools website to complete a volunteer application. Everyone must complete this step because they are using a new volunteer system.

3. Once your sign-up form and application is completed, you will be contacted by Heart for Monroe with instructions on how to begin. 

If you would like for us to come to your church or ministry and help sign up reading buddies just let us know by contacting us at info@heartformonroe.com.


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