The Sheard Literacy Center offers two programs designed for elementary students, the Literacy Mentoring program and the America Reads Challenge.
Mission: This after-school literacy program strives to provide local children, grades K-8, free mentoring services in the hopes that they will develop a life-long love of literacy.
Collaborative Partners: SUNY Potsdam departments of Literacy and Childhood Education, local school districts, graduate assistants, work study students, and the Potsdam Big M Supermarket.
Responsibilities of Mentors:
Submit an application online if you are interested in becoming a mentor.
Download and print the application to enroll a child in the mentor program.
Mission: To unite every citizen towards the goals of ensuring that our nations' children read well and independently; through the Literacy Center, eligible work study students are sent out into local schools to assist teacher with the implementation of their literacy program.
Collaborative Partners: America Reads is a federally funded program set up through the "GOALS 2000" initiative in education.
Responsibility of Tutors: