We’re excited to share unique volunteer opportunities throughout August in 14 Dallas ISD elementary schools that feed into South Oak Cliff and Molina high schools, serving over 8,000 students in Southwest Dallas. Principals and teachers at these schools have been hard at work planning for the year ahead, and they need your help as they rev up for the first day of class and set the foundation for our kids’ success.
Literacy centered classrooms and an aspirational college-going culture will help set that foundation. At the end of 3rd grade, children make the transition from learning to read to reading to learn. Hence, a child’s ability to read on grade level by the end of 3rd grade is a strong indicator of his or her future; fewer than 1 in 5 children who read below grade level in 3rd grade go on to college.
Over the next three Saturdays (Aug. 3, 10, and 17), you can help by:
- Working with teachers to help set up student-centric classrooms that advance literacy
- Promoting a college culture by hanging banners outside of classrooms and decorating the doors with college themed materials
We will have complete directions and supplies at each of the schools. All you need is enthusiasm and energy!
In addition to impacting thousands of students, all volunteers will be rewarded with a free ticket to the Heart of Dallas Classic football game and entry to the State Fair of Texas!
Thank you for your time and support of children across our community. To learn more about the Commit! Partnership or if you have questions,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org.