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Reading Corps offers opportunity to work with kids

Volunteers will receive training

For those looking to make a difference in the lives of young children, while working in schools, receiving valuable training while having some living expenses defrayed, their opportunity has come.

The Washington Reading Corps (WRC) is looking to fill two positions at Whitson Elementary School in White Salmon, with the aim to improve student literacy.

The WRC volunteers will provide direct, hands-on support to students by tutoring children one-on-one and in small groups, coordinating literacy events, and increasing community involvement in their local school.

Whitson will provide full, specialized training to WRC volunteers in teaching English as a second language (ESL) and working with autistic students.

In addition, WRC volunteers will receive training in language arts and working with children in poverty.

WRC volunteers also receive intangible benefits such as the feeling you are making a difference in children's lives says Norma Barajas, a current WRC volunteer. "It's great to start out with a group and watch them improve," she said.

For more information call (360) 750-7500 ext. 338.


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