Volunteer with SuperMENtors!
REAL SUPERMENTORS READ IS...
...a mentoring program in which men from the Houston community commit one hour of their time to read, once a month. The program is a part of the ongoing HCDE Head Start Significant Male Initiative formed in 2002 to encourage male involvement throughout the HCDE Head Start centers.
THE PROGRAM WORKS by recruiting, selecting and assigning mentors to each school. Mentors commit to at least one hour, once a month between October and May to read to students. During the month of May children celebrate their SuperMENtor.
THE PROGRAM’S PURPOSE is reinforced in its four principles:
- Reading is fun.
- Joint reading positively impacts children learning to read.
- Literacy knowledge and skills lay the foundation for reading and writing.
- Community involvement matters.
SUPERMENTOR VOLUNTEERS come from a multitude of business and community members from across the greater Houston area. Additionally, through our corporate sponsors, participating students receive a copy of the book read to them each month to grow a home library.
READING DATES are each second Thursday of each month beginning in October through April. Each school site will work with their mentor as needed for scheduling reading dates.
Download the application today and join us!