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

New sessions will be offered in the Spring. Dates and times are to be decided and will be added in the new year. Continue checking this page for updates

 

Spring 2023 Sessions

Where

When

Time

Registration

Digital Branch

Spring 2023

To be Decided

Online

City Centre

Spring 2023

To be Decided

In branch 

Clayton

Spring 2023

To be Decided

In branch

Cloverdale

Spring 2023

To be Decided

In branch

Fleetwood

Spring 2023

To be Decided

In branch

Guildford

Spring 2023

To be Decided

In branch 

Newton

Spring 2023

To be Decided

In branch

Semiahmoo

Spring 2023

To be Decided

In branch

Strawberry Hill

Spring 2023

To be Decided

In branch

*Schedule subject to change until programs begin

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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 at least 1 month before the Spring 2023 program start date on the city My Impact Page. You will need to have an account to apply. All volunteers will be required to attend a training session before the program start date. Please continue to check this page for updates.

 

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