Allen County children are born with incredible potential! But before they can realize that potential in full, students must master basic literacy skills. For children striving to reach grade-level benchmarks, mastery may seem an unattainable goal. Fortunately, Project READS and our devoted volunteers have a proud history of inspiring students to become eager and accomplished young readers.
Each school year trained volunteer tutors are matched with kindergarten through third-grade students on a one-to-one basis or in small groups for one hour each week, mid-September through April, at one of our sites throughout Allen County. Bridge of Grace is one of these sites. Meeting after school, tutors offer their students encouragement as they fortify literacy skills by making reading and writing interesting and fun! Year-end assessments measure academic progress, but broad smiles and treasured friendships convey the true measure of the program: that a love of reading and a genuine concern for the welfare of a child are all that are needed to unlock a wealth of potential.