Although reading partners was not a one time service event, it was probably the most enjoyable programs I did during junior year. Every Tuesday a friend and I would travel down to a public school and would read to middle school students. Every once in a while we would crack a joke and seeing a smile on their faces would brighten up my day. We would also read picture books to them and help them learn new words and sounds. It was also very interesting seeing how our students developed throughout them as their reading skills/comprehension and vocabulary drastically improved. This was my first year of doing reading partners and I plan to continue next year.
Reading Partners: https://readingpartners.org/