Future Coaches


Each year, Reading Seed Coaches work one-one-one with struggling readers in elementary schools throughout Pima Country during the school day. You can help!

Click here to register for a Literacy Connects Info Session. 

What is a Reading Coach?

Reading Coaches work with students in kindergarten through fifth grade who are reading below grade level. Their job is to make reading fun so students become independent readers who are excited about what they can learn! 

Coaching Information

Requirements: All volunteers must attend a Literacy Connects Information Session, pass a background check and fingerprint clearance, and attend 8.5 hours of foundations training, plus a minimum of 2 hours of ongoing professional development. Volunteers must also be 18 or over.

Commitment: Approximately two hours per week for the duration of the school year.

Training Fee: We ask volunteers to contribute $45 towards the training fee. If you are unable to pay this fee, please do not let that deter you from participating. Contact our Director of Basic Literacy Programs, Edie Lantz-Leppert at elantz@literacyconnects.org to discuss a discounted or waived rate.

For information on How to Become a Coach, click here.

Contact Jessica Dennes with any questions or concerns at JDennes@literacyconnects.org.