Make a difference in a student’s life by serving as an EWDC mentor for the 2022-2023 school year.
EWDC programs are only possible because of the amazing individuals who give their time to help children reach their potential through reading. This includes a group of dedicated volunteers who serve as mentors in our Power Readers program. By giving one hour a week during the school year, EWDC mentors can change a child's life forever. Get started here: School Year 2022-23 Mentor Registration.
What is the schedule for Power Readers sessions for school year 2022-23?
You can click here for the most up-to-date schedule of Power Readers sessions. Feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a question about the schedule or about which sessions are currently in need of additional mentors.
Is there a requirement to undergo a background check?
Yes. Power Readers is a mentoring program that includes repeated interaction with students. As such, Power Readers volunteers are required to complete a background clearance check. This process is not managed by EWDC and depends upon the requirements outlined by the student's school system (i.e. DCPS, Arlington County).
Click here for info about the DCPS clearance process.
Click here for info about the APS clearance process.
Click here for info about the MCPS clearance process.
Questions? Email Jen McKenzie, EWDC’s Volunteer and Partnership Manager.
Are there other ways we can support EWDC students?
In addition to our program volunteers, EWDC also works with individuals and organizations to complete service activities that broadly support our work. These include hosting book drives, writing notes of encouragement to students, and helping to process books for distributions. If you would like to learn more about these engagement opportunities, please contact Jen McKenzie, EWDC’s Volunteer and Partnership Manager. You can also learn about other ways to support our students through financial gifts here.