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Transforming Readers

Transforming ReadersTransforming Readers is a volunteer tutoring program for Kindergarten - 2nd grade students at Kennedy and McNichols Plaza Elementary schools in Scranton who are reading just below grade level.The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties is pleased to be working in partnership with the Voluntary Action Center and Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging to recruit, screen and manage the volunteer tutors. With extra one-on-one or two-on-one practice with a community volunteer, these students will advance their grade level reading skills faster than they otherwise would have without a tutor. 

Transforming Readers provides a strong foundation for early grade reading success. Reading proficiency is the most critical skill a student must acquire in order to be successful in school and in life.