After months of inactivity due to the pandemic, Reading Rockets is finally taking off again! Reading Rockets will collaborate with Glynn County Schools to videotape Reading Rockets volunteers reading selected books for the children. Once recorded, the videos are uploaded to Google Classroom and to the SSI Rotary Reading Rockets YouTube Channel. This project will build an archive of auditory reading resources accessible to all of the pre-K, kindergarten and first grade teachers, as well children and their parents far and wide.
Volunteers can sign up to read on the Friday morning of their choice between 9 and 11 at Risley Annex on Albany Street in Brunswick. The Glynn County Schools Instructional Technology specialist will operate the computer and the camera.
Reading Rockets volunteers should contact Linda Muir at ltmuirssi[at]gmail.com for additional information about reserving a 30-minute spot.
Becoming a Reading Rockets Volunteer
- Get a Background Check
- Complete a Training Session
- Submit an Official Application Form
LIFT OFF WITH READING
The sky’s the limit !!
Reading Rockets volunteers read age-appropriate books to Pre-K and Kindergarten children in their schools, Boys & Girls Clubs, Head Start, and in the libraries to get the children ready to read by the time they enter Kindergarten and 1st Grade. Studies show that gaining literacy skills early makes all the difference in a child’s ability to succeed in school and in life. It is easy to become a Reading Rockets Volunteer: get a background check, complete a training session, and apply for where you would like to read.
IT IS EASY TO BECOME A READING ROCKET
Because our youngest citizens are precious and their safety is most important, all Reading Rockets Volunteers must have a mentor background check from Glynn County Schools to become certified. Pick up a Background Check Form for mentors at the Board of Education and follow the instructions. For a small fee, you can take the first step toward becoming a Volunteer.
COMPLETE A TRAINING SESSION
Your completed Background Check is your ticket to training. To reserve a convenient time for your 1-hour training, call or email Geri Lynn Mullis at the Marshes of Glynn Libraries at (912) 279-3734 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SUBMIT AN OFFICIAL APPLICATION FORM
At the end of your training session, you will be a certified Reading Rockets Volunteer Reader! You will be given an application form to complete and submit. A coordinator will then call you to discuss your preferred assignment. In 2020, the Reading Rockets™ venues will expand to include all of the Pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms in Glynn County Elementary Schools in support of the Lit 3, Ask Me Initiative. The Reading Rockets™ coordinator will strive to assign volunteers an opportunity to read to children at a venue that is convenient for them.