Power Readers Mentor Registration
POWER READERS MENTOR REGISTRATION FOR THE 2022-23 PROGRAM YEAR IS CLOSED. RECRUITMENT AND REGISTRATION FOR THE 2023-24 PROGRAM YEAR WILL BEGIN IN MAY 2023.
If you registered for the 2022-23 program year and are completing the background clearance process to support a student at J.O. Wilson ES, Leleck ES, or Innovation ES, we will continue working to get you matched before our April 1 deadline!
Through weekly one-on-one sessions, our Power Readers Mentors help children become stronger readers, enthusiastic learners, and confident individuals. Learn about how you can change a child's life through the power of reading.
What is the schedule for Power Readers sessions for school year 2022-23?
Power Readers is offered to students in-person at schools and community-based locations as well as virtually. You can click here for the most up-to-date schedule of Power Readers sessions.
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 clearance process for students in Washington, DC.
Click here for info about the the clearance process for students in Arlington, VA.
Click here for info about the clearance process for students in Montgomery County, MD.
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Are there other ways to support EWDC students?
EWDC works with individual volunteers and organizations to support all three of our programs in various ways. This includes hosting book drives, writing notes of encouragement to students, processing books for distributions and use in weekly reading sessions, and delivering books to schools and community partners. To learn more about these engagement opportunities, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also learn about other ways to support our students through financial gifts here.