Posted Date: 09/14/2021
Reading Partners announced it will now be an option for Union elementary students, both in-person and virtually.
"I'm excited to sit next to a student, to read with them and really support them on their journey to learning to read," said Heather Kawlra, Reading Partners Tulsa Executive Director.
Reading Partners announced its expansion to the Union School District Monday, offering both virtual and in-person sessions. That means 200 students at Roy Clark, Grove, McAuliffe and Peters Elementary schools will have one-on-one time with volunteers to help develop their reading skills.
"Most kids are actually just really excited to have this one-on-one attention from an adult who's giving up time in their day to come help them learn,” said Kawlra.
The nonprofit Reading Partners is branching out after eight years in Tulsa.
The organization is bringing volunteer tutors to students at Union’s Roy Clark, Grove, McAuliffe and Peters elementary schools this fall. Reading Partners already serves more than two dozen Tulsa Public Schools sites.
Reading Partners Tulsa Executive Director Heather Kawlra said talks with Union administrators started about two years ago. Story