Philly Reading Coaches (PRC)
Philly Reading Coaches (PRC) is a program that combines early reading support, access to books, and community volunteers to boost reading skills for our city's children.
The program works by pairing trained volunteers with young students--kindergarten through 3rd grade, and by providing fun and child-guided reading experiences that help build reading skills and motivation. Each child in the program also receives 25 free books to take home.
For the 2020-2021 school year, PRC is going virtual! Children will receive one-one-one reading support and guidance from a trained volunteer, all in a secure online setting. Children will still receive 25 books each to build their home library, and in addition, they will have access to the online Literacy Pro platform where they can choose from an ebook library of more than 2,300 titles. Our virtual program is open to students in grades K-3.
Note: The above descriptive information came from the program's home page.
In The News
- Reading program goes digital, Philly Metro, October 25, 2020.
- Video: Brotherly Love: Philly Reading Coaches (CBS-3 report on YouTube, 2m05s)
- Volunteer: Volunteer Interest Form