We learned from educators during our initial program design consultations that the best way to significantly impact a youth’s literacy is via one-on-one attention and coaching.
We heard that and took it to heart – while our hearts were also pulled to be able to help as many youth as possible. This knowledge of the significant impact of close attention and trusting relationships became a catalyst for designing a program that seeks to maximize volunteer involvement within a small group setting. At LITGROUPS, we chose to aim for a 2:1 ratio of youth to volunteers in our program, which enables significant support and interaction between volunteers and youth.
LITGROUPS staff recruit, develop and care for volunteers.