Reading to End Racism, or RER, is a racial justice program that uses trained volunteers to read to children in the classroom and, through books and personal stories, stimulate an insightful conversation about discrimination. New volunteers are always welcome and are invited to join us for a 2-hour training session.
Each volunteer must complete training session, usually held bi-monthly at YWCA (2222 14th Street, Boulder, CO 80302). After the training session, volunteers will be asked to complete a background check. When the volunteer is deemed eligible, they will shadow a more experienced reader in a school. After a volunteer has completed the training, background check, and shadowing, they are free to read in classes at RER events as their schedule permits.
RER volunteers are able to read to children in elementary and middle school about issues that matter, and plant the seeds for a more inclusive and socially aware generation in Boulder County. The RER community is a strong support network in and of itself for individuals who care deeply about racial justice and diversity issues, and volunteers often form lasting friendships with like-minded people.
Stay tuned for more training dates in late summer!
Questions? Contact Racial Justice Program Manager, Elly Johnson, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-443-0419 x104.