Volunteers Needed to Help Children Boost Reading Skills

By Ronelle Williams | rwilliams@kq2.com

Published 07/07 2014 04:53PM

Updated 07/08 2014 11:07AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Each week this month children will be turning the pages of books, but they won't be doing it alone.

St. Joseph kids are getting help with their reading while they are out of school for the summer. The United Way has recruited volunteers to go to local schools and read to children for an hour.  The goal is to make sure kids are ready for the next grade.

"It's simple, it's fun, the kids have fun, the volunteers have a great time too, and it's so easy to just share an hour of your time to read with kids once a week during the month of July," said Jodi Bloemker of the United Way.

At the end of the program all of the kids get a free book to take home with them.  If you would like to volunteer, contact the United Way.

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