The Partners for Literacy Program pairs trained literacy volunteers with K-12th grade students who are at risk for reading failure. Programs include the Early Bird Program (before school), Lunchtime Reading Buddies, Great Leaps Partners, After School Academic Tutors, Evening Homework Helpers, and Bedtime Story Readers.
This intensive, after school program is designed as an early intervention program for struggling readers. Students are matched one-to-one with volunteers who follow specific lesson plans created by a reading specialist. Students chosen for the program are second graders who read significantly below grade level.
This early intervention after school program matches students one-to-one with volunteers who follow specific lesson plans and receive supervision and support from the JCC’s onsite math specialist. Students chosen for the program are second graders who perform significantly below grade level.
The Partners for Math Program pairs trained math volunteers with two second grade students who are at risk for math failure. Math Buddies will play math games during lunch/recess time once a week, in order to reinforce the skills the student is learning in the JCC’s after school Gift of Math Program.
The JCC in Manhattan is an affiliate of the National Jewish Coalition for Literacy. Generous support for JCC literacy programs is provided, in part, by The Louis and Anne Abrons Foundation, Inc., The Frederick P. & Sandra P. Rose Foundation, The New-Land Foundation, Laura Lemle Family Foundation, Sy Syms Foundation, and UBS Financial Services.
Funding for the math literacy program is provided in loving memory from the estate of Robert V. Tishman.