Fort Worth ISD Welcomes Volunteer Readers for 100X25 FWTX
Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Kent Scribner today announced updates for the District’s 100x25 FWTX Volunteer Reader program and the larger Read Fort Worth initiative this school year. Dr. Scribner said allelementary schools will welcome the 100x25 volunteer readers, who will work with students in grades K-2.
Read Fort Worth was launched in September 2016 as the Fort Worth Literacy Partnership by Mayor Betsy Price, Dr. Scribner and leaders from the business and philanthropic communities. Matthew K. Rose, executive chairman of Fort Worth-based BNSF Railway, serves as chairman of Read Fort Worth’s 12-member Executive Council, which includes Mayor Price and Dr. Scribner.
The privately funded, locally controlled backbone organization exists to provide the community with unique, actionable data to advance kindergarten readiness and third-grade reading achievement; to organize and align partners under shared outcomes; to develop strategies for significant improvement; and to communicate best practices and drive results.
The updates also include a volunteer management systemto use with 15 priority placement schools: A.M. Pate ES, Bill J. Elliott ES, Clifford Davis ES, the Leadership Academy at Como ES, De Zavala ES, E.M. Daggett ES, the Leadership Academy at John T. White ES, the Leadership Academy at Maude I. Logan ES, Maudrie Walton ES, the Leadership Academy at Mitchell Boulevard ES, Sunrise-McMillan ES, T.A. Sims ES, Van Zandt-Guinn ES, West Handley ES and Westcreek ES.
In other 100X25 news, ReadyRosie Share will be used to train volunteers this year. These training videos are aligned with the state TEKS and provide a visual example of working with young children. A curriculum collaboration team will choose videos for each grade level, and training for Spanish-speaking volunteer readers will be added this school year.
Each campus principal will appoint a designee to act as that school’s point of contact for 100x25 FWTX Volunteer Readers. In addition to managing the program for their campuses, they will create reports of current volunteers, send out periodic messaging, ensure volunteers have been trained, and match volunteers with students.
Parent and community volunteers can join the program by filling out an online application at www.fwisd.org, under the Community section. Applicants should indicate they wish to volunteer for 100X25FWTX under the “affiliation and organization” section.