Monday, August 17, 2015

United Way Readers help Acadiana students succeed

United Way of Acadiana is seeking volunteers to provide extra reading practice for local elementary school students for the 2015-16 school year. Research shows that students who aren’t reading at grade level by the fourth grade are four times more likely to not graduate on time. United Way Reader volunteers are paired with first- and second-grade students who are at risk for falling behind. Training opportunities are provided for volunteers. Trainings to become a United Way Reader will be held at the following times and locations:

Lafayette Parish
United Way of Acadiana
215 E. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette
Aug. 26, Sept. 2, and Sept. 9, 2015
11 a.m.-Noon

Acadia Parish
Acadia Parish School Board office’s media meeting room
2402 N. Parkerson Ave., Crowley
Aug. 26 and Sept. 9, 2015
2-3 p.m.

St. Martin Parish
Early Learning Center
1004 Martin Luther King Drive, St. Martinville
Aug. 27 and Sept. 10, 2015
2-3 p.m.

For more information about United Way Readers or to register for a training, go to or contact Chelsey Roberie, senior volunteer mobilization coordinator, at 337-706-1226 or