The READ Team, formerly ARISE2Read Jackson-Madison County, began in 2014 and currently serves in six Jackson-Madison County Elementary schools: Alexander, Andrew Jackson, Arlington, Isaac Lane, Lincoln, and Rose Hill. The READ Team pairs volunteer coaches with second-grade students to help improve their sight word recognition. By volunteering just one hour per week from September to April, coaches can make a measurable impact on the lives of our students. On average, students participating in The READ Team increase their sight word recognition by over 290% in just one school year.
The WOW (Words on Wheels)! Wagon is a mobile giving library that provides free age-appropriate books to children aged 0-18. The WOW Wagon attends school and community events throughout the year and follows the Regional Inter-Faith Association's (RIFA) Bus Stop Cafe to low-income neighborhoods over the summer.
Interested in joining The READ Team as a volunteer coach? Click the button below to get started!
Want to host the WOW Wagon at your community event? Click the button below to fill out a request form!