Literacy Mentors

The BFK Literacy mentor program partners with Creature Comforts Brewing Company’s Get Comfortable program, and Clarke County School District to engage the community in creating excitement around reading and forming supportive relationships to collectively help increase the number of 2nd and 3rd-grade students at H.B. Stroud Elementary School who are reading on grade level.

What is Literacy Mentoring?

Literacy Mentoring is the pairing of a community member with a 2nd or 3rd-grade student for the duration of the school year, with time spent reading and working on reading activities in the classroom.

Research shows that reading with a child for 30 minutes a day astronomically aids in reading proficiency. The goal is to have every student in the program receive a total of 21 hours of one on one time with their BFK Literacy mentor over the duration of their school year.

Mentors can choose to support the goal of 21 hours by committing to a regular schedule to visit with their student(s) during their reading block. Literacy Mentors are not asked to stay for the entirety of the reading blocks, rather they are the windows in which mentors are permitted in the classroom to meet for 30 or 60 minutes.

How is it going?

Literacy Mentor Dashboard by Colleen Craven

Interested in becoming a Mentor?

At this point, we have all the students identified for the program matched with a mentor (or two)!  However, we absolutely need mentors for the 2023-2024 school year. Fill out our application and we will get you connected!

Click here to apply!

Anticipated Timeline:

  • April 2023 – Applications open for the 2023-2024 school
    • Applicants receive digital background checks to complete
  • July 2023 – Applicants receive forms to RSVP for our fall volunteer training sessions, tentative schedule below:
    • Wednesday, August 9th: 1:00 – 6:00 P.M.
    • Saturday, August 19th: 9:00 – 2:00 P.M.
    • Tuesday, August 22nd: 1:00 – 6:00 P.M.
  • Late August or Early September 2023 – Mentors are in the school