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Virginia Beach READS

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Virginia Beach, VA

Virginia Beach READS

Virginia Beach READS has been working since 2012 to identify community strengths and needs in the core areas of school readiness, absenteeism, summer learning loss, and grade level reading. Virginia Beach recognizes that citizen engagement and collaboration across multiple government, school, and community partners is key to successfully achieving collective impact on the issue of third grade reading proficiency.

Through Virginia Beach READS, struggling first grade readers in three elementary schools are paired with volunteer tutors. The tutors provide intensive yet fun literacy tutoring sessions twice per week for the entire school year. In partnership with Virginia Beach City Public Schools, volunteer tutors receive extensive training in both effective instructional methods and techniques for increasing student engagement.

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William D. Sessoms, Jr.

Mayor William D. Sessoms, Jr.

Virginia Beach, VA

"We must think big, we must act big, and we must seize every opportunity to shape our future in a great way — and from all angles."

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