Focus Area: Youth Development
Grant Amount: $10,000
Based in St. Paul, serves metro area. Reading Partners is a tutoring program that uses volunteers to help children develop reading proficiency. Based on a national model, the program expanded to the Twin Cities in 2015. It currently serves 11 schools in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Grant supports developing and piloting a social-emotional curriculum to supplement its existing literacy curriculum. This curriculum will especially target 4th and 5th grade students who are transitioning into middle school. It will also help Reading Partners develop an individualized social-emotional learning plan to guide support for each student.