Reading Practice for Children in Grades 2–4

Envision Financial Reading Buddies is a time to practice reading together. Children are paired with a teen volunteer and will spend time reading together in a safe, supportive environment. Sessions are 60 minutes long and meet once per week for 6 weeks in the Spring and Fall. The program is designed to support children who are new readers and helps to build their confidence and improve their skills.

Children (Little Buddies)

Little Buddies will have the opportunity to engage with a teen Big Buddy, building relationships and practicing literacy skills. Children must have some reading ability already as this program does not teach them how to read. 

How To Register

Registration for Little Buddies opens 3 weeks before the program begins. Please continue to check this page for updates.

2023 Spring Sessions

See below for Spring program dates. Schedule subject to change until the program begins. 

 

Where

When

Time

Registration

City Centre

Wednesdays, April 5-May 10 

4:00-5:00pm 

Full. Registration is closed.

Clayton

Wednesdays, April 5-May 10 

4:00-5:00pm 

In branch starting March 14 

Cloverdale

Tuesdays, April 4-May 9

4:00-5:00pm 

In branch starting March 14 

Fleetwood

Thursdays, April 13-May 18

4:00-5:00pm 

In branch starting March 14 

Guildford

Tuesdays, April 11-May 16

4:00-5:00pm 

In branch starting March 14 

Newton

Tuesdays, Apr 11-May 16

4:30-5:30pm 

In branch starting March 14 

Ocean Park

Tuesdays, April 4-May 9

5:30-6:30pm 

In branch starting March 14 

Semiahmoo

Thursdays, April 6-May 11

5:00-6:00pm 

Full. Registration is closed.

Strawberry Hill

Wednesdays, April 5-May 10

3:30-4:30pm 

In branch starting March 14 

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Teen Volunteers (Big Buddies)

As an Envision Financial Reading Buddies Volunteer, you are a role model to a young reader, practicing reading with your Little Buddy and engaging in fun literacy activities. Being a Big Buddy is a rewarding experience and counts towards volunteer hours. For teens ages 14-18.

How to Apply:

Teen applications will open Tuesday February 14th on the city My Impact Page. You will need to have an account to apply. All volunteers must apply to be considered. All new volunteers must submit 2 references to be considered. New volunteers will also be required to attend a training session before the program start date. Please continue to check this page for updates. 

 

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