Become a Reading Buddy!

The United Way of Passaic County is actively working to improve educational outcomes for students in Paterson. Through the Reading Buddies program, 1st – 3rd grade students struggling with reading are provided with individual and small group tutoring.

This year the Reading Buddies program will be expanding and is looking to recruit more outstanding volunteers! The goal of our program is to help improve student’s literacy skills and help them develop a love for reading. The program runs October to June. Tutoring opportunities are available during school hours and the schedule is flexible. All volunteers will be subject to a background check and fingerprinting, and are required to attend an orientation and training before the start of the program.  Please contact Paula Smalling at for more details.  Help make a difference in a child’s life.