Houston Public Library

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The Houston Public Library’s Community Engagement Team is proud to present the Annual Camp STREAM Events! Camp STREAM is a series of summer day camps that allows students from Kindergarten to 12th grade the opportunity to participate in activities relating to Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Math.  Each camp participant will enhance their team building and critical thinking skills, learn through innovative and interactive daily activities and will receive daily awards.



Read Aloud
HYPE Freedom School Inc.

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Are you HYPE about Summer 2018 and looking for ways you, your coworkers, your interns, your family, or your friends can make an impact in the community? Serving as a Read Aloud volunteer may just be a perfect fit. HYPE Freedom School, Inc.(HYPE) has empowered scholars and families throughout Houston for nearly 20 years. HYPE would like to extend an invitation for you to volunteer some of your time to share a bit about your career and to then read your favorite short children’s story. Serving as a volunteer with HYPE, exposes the scholars to careers they may not come in contact with regularly and you become a model they can base their future goals on. Additionally, HYPE has opportunities to support weekly field trips and special events throughout the summer. 



Camp Adventure!
Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation

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Camp Adventure! is a partnership between Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation and the Children’s Museum of Houston, in collaboration with some of Houston’s top corporate and community partners that bring's enriched art, science and literacy curriculum to 400 students in Houston. This summer reading camp program is committed to keeping at-risk students from falling victim to the summer reading slide and to keeping young minds inspired and engaged. We need your support!



Read Houston Read

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Read Houston Read is a program designed to support HISD’s Literacy By 3 movement, which aims to have every child reading on grade level by the end of third grade. This is part of a community-wide effort to reverse the cycle of low literacy in Houston. As one of our mentors, you will have the opportunity to significantly impact a child’s life and future success by reading and engaging in fun activities with them once a week. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of Houston children!



Kid's Reading Room

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Do you enjoy spending time reading with elementary children? Volunteers will be reading with our students in underprivileged Spring Branch apartment communities. We promote literacy and instill the love of reading by setting up libraries in apartments and by reading with students. Reading is made FUN! The Kids' Reading Room is located in 5 apartment communities.


1. Previous experience in tutoring / mentoring / education is not a requirement but a plus.

2. A background check is required to complete on your first day of attendance. A $16 donation to process is encouraged.

3. Complete orientation training on your first day of volunteering


Big Brothers Big Sisters:
Build a friendship with a Little


Millions of children in the United States face adversity. Children who have positive role models are more likely to succeed than those who do not. Big Brothers Big Sisters one-to-one mentoring services are proven to help children overcome adversity and beat the odds. We are currently looking for more Bigs to remove the 900 children on our waiting list. Becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister is simply about building a friendship. Whether spending time out in the community or in a school setting.

Spring "i" The Guy


Our Ambassadors acts as a support to teachers in the classroom while making a direct impact on the lives of at-risk students. As an Ambassador, you ’ll play a significant role in combating our community’s literacy crisis. Join us in helping students meet their academic needs and strengthen their confidence in learning. Help us show students that anyone can be a writer!