untitled-1Seattle teens are excited to help young readers succeed! This fall, Team Read received 490 reading coach applications from 8th graders and high school students.Teens completed applications that included an essay and reference signatures from their teachers, as well as a background check. Team Read staff recruited at nine schools this fall, focusing on schools near the elementary sites we serve.

“When I was in third grade, I struggled with reading,” noted one applicant, a freshman at Chief Sealth High School. “I don’t think Team Read was around to help me improve. Team Read will help me to be a good role model for other kids.”

Training sessions for reading coaches will take place during the first half of October. Coaches will start work with their students at the end of October.