Wins! Power Lunch Hour
best part of EW! is finding a good book and wishing it wouldn’t
– Westshire Student
This has been a great way for me to give back to the community. I
gained the joy that comes from sharing books and ideas.
– EW! Mentor
facilitates the Everybody Wins! (EW!) Reading Mentoring Program at
five elementary schools throughout the Upper Valley. Last year more
than 110 dedicated individuals read with children during lunch one
day each week during the school year.
EW! is designed to foster a love of reading in elementary school children
to create life-long readers. Participation
from area business people and community members has made a significant
impact on many students' lives though this program. Teachers, parents,
students and mentors involved in the program have reported improved student
attitudes toward reading and school in general.
UVBEP actively recruits mentors during the summer and early fall, and
continues to accept mentor applications throughout the year. New mentors
are introduced to the program through an orientation. Mentor support is
maintained throughout the year by volunteer teachers who coordinate the
program and with literacy workshops.
(Times subject to change)
or Fri., 12:00 – 1:00pm
11:00am - 12:00pm
|Sharon Elementary School
or Thurs. 11:50am-12:45pm
|| Tuesdays 11:30am-12:30pm
To apply to become a mentor download the application
and return to UVBEP.
learn more or to share this great program with friends and colleagues,
download a copy of the Program Information
and Program Flyer.
EW! in the Upper Valley is made possible though UVBEP’s collaboration
with EW! VT and financial support from UVBEP underwriters, sustainers
and grantors. UVBEP extends a special thank you to EW! funders:
- Granite State Reads, a program of the Center for the Book at the New Hampshire State Library
- The Lane and Elizabeth C. Dwinell Charitable Trust
- Vermont Mentoring Funders Collaborative
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