Team Read’s 2019 summer program was our largest yet! With 7 sites in Seattle and Highline, Team Read provided valuable summer jobs for 118 teens and one-on-one reading support for 319 young students. We also welcomed back several former reading coaches who returned to Team Read in site support roles, including Kenji Kurose, Ibi Idowu, and Markia Brinson.

At the end of the program, we asked student readers and coaches to reflect on their experience. Here’s what they said:

My favorite thing about Team Read’s summer program was…

“Bonding and meeting new people.” –Amy

“Playing games and reading fun books!” –Hamza

My student reader taught me…

“Relationship building and learning are equally important.” –Lola

“Asking questions is a great way to get students to focus on reading.” –Bea

My reading coach taught me…

“A lot of new vocabulary.” –Sumaya

“How to break down words.” –Salma