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READ TO SUCCEED! is a children's literacy program that strengthens children's reading and writing abilities by providing free tutorial services. The purpose of the READ TO SUCCEED! program is to provide children, grades K-8, with two hours of free tutorial services a week. The goal of the tutoring is to raise students' reading levels as measured by pre- and post-testing, foster a love for reading within the students, promote students' self-esteem and equip students with specific academic skills and strategies necessary to read.
For more information on Read to Succeed, to become a Read to Succeed mentor or to enroll your child, contact Erin Lewis at 301.687.4191.
Parents interested in pairing their student with a Read to Succeed mentor should complete the Student Application & Release Form.
Frostburg State University students interested in volunteering as a Read to Succeed mentor should complete the Read to Succeed Mentor Application and return it to the Braddock House.
All AmeriCorps members are required to complete a three part criminal history check. Upon interest being initiated the free online public sex offender registry will be conducted through https://www.nsopw.gov. At the point of interview or selection the state and FBI fingerprinting process will be initiated.
"Every time I serve, I leave with a feeling of fulfillment and accomplishment. My service helps me relieve the stresses of college and life by going out and forgetting about myself for a while and focusing on helping others."
"I think that the ECHOSTARS have really helped me since I got on campus at Frostburg. As an ECHOSTAR, I have made some of the best friends I have here on campus. I have learned to meet new people and use my time wisely to help others."
"Because of my service, I am more open to new experiences that take me out of my comfort zone. It has been good to see that I can help beyond what I thought I could do. I feel like I have helped someone’s future for the best."
"Because of my service with the ECHOSTARS, I have grown in my ability to interact effectively with children. I am different because I know I assisted someone complete their homework and in some instances, better understand a subject for school and it makes me feel good about myself."
"I have had so many experiences and life lessons throughout my time with ECHOSTARS, and honestly I could make a long list of them. As ECHOSTARS, we are given so many opportunities to serve, and every event is fun and filled with laughs. Before, I would talk and talk about how much I wanted to help out for my community, but now I am actually doing something. Honestly if I stopped now, I wouldn't know what to do. I would feel so lost."