Volunteer Your Time Helping Young Students Realize Their Love of Reading

By Shawana W. Almendarez

The Paralegal Division Council Pro Bono Committee is happy to announce another opportunity for our division members to move with purpose in our community.  The NC Bar Foundation’s (“NCBF”) Lawyers for Literary Program needs reading mentors for the children of North Carolina.  NCBF has the following existing groups in school classrooms in several cities and areas  undertaking this work:  Brunswick County, Greensboro, Charlotte, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Durham, Goldsboro, Wilmington and Winston-Salem.

Through this program “legal professionals help to improve students’ reading skills and spark their interest in books, civic and history.”  We are looking for volunteers to commit to reading to a child in a classroom for 30 minutes once a week for 4 weeks starting January 2020 ending May 2020.  NCBF provides the books to be read.  If you are interested in volunteering, click the link below to get started:

https://www.ncbarfoundation.org/our-programs/lawyers-for-literacy/

If your county or city does not have a program listed, do not hesitate to contact Paul Vaughan, Program Coordinator at pvaughan@ncbar.org and become a program coordinator for your county.  Thank you for your support!