Reading to End Racism

Reading to End Racism is a racial justice program that uses trained volunteers to read to children in the classroom and, through books and personal stories, stimulate an insightful conversation about discrimination. Opening this dialogue with students and teachers empowers individuals to work to eliminate racism in their lives, schools, and communities.

We are looking for volunteers! If you are interested in becoming a Reading to End Racism volunteer, contact Mission Impact at readingtoendracism@ywcamclean.org  or (309) 662-0461, or fill out an inquiry form here

 

Volunteers needed

What is Reading to End Racism?

Reading to end Racism is racial justice program that uses trained volunteers to read to children in the classroom and, through books and personal stories, simulate an insightful conversation about discrimination. Opening this dialog with students and teachers empowers individuals to work to eliminate racism in their lives, schools, and communities.

A two-hour training will be required for all Reading to End Racism volunteers.

What does a volunteer do?  
  • Read to children in their classroom.
  • Use books and personal stories to stimulate a conversation with students and teachers.
  • Discuss race, the nature of racism, and how individuals can work to eliminate racism in their lives, schools, and communities.
We are looking for volunteers who can
  • Delicately and effectively communicate with children on sensitive topics.
  • Engage students through visual aids, group activities, fun facts, etc.
  • Empower students to stand up and speak out in the face of racism and discrimination in their own communities.
If you are interested in learning more or volunteering, please contact Satin Young at readingtoendracism@ywcamclean.org, or call (309) 662-0461.