Become a Learning Partner
The Intergenerational Schools have small, multi-age classes that allow children to learn and teach alongside older adults who serve as learning partners.
Each of our 750 students work side-by-side with learning partners, where they exchange ideas, build friendships and share a love of reading. Together, we’re building a community that reaches far beyond our school walls and children’s elementary years.
Making a Lasting Impact
For many students, having an adult who is willing to listen is important and necessary. As a result of Mr. Bozeman’s steady presence, the students gain confidence and a relationship that goes beyond academics.
After working with the Intergens for eight years, an important goal keeps Mr. Bozeman coming back year after year. He said, “I want to teach the children to love themselves so they can love others. It’s important to instill compassion in them.”
"I became a Learning Partner five years ago because for me, reading is such a vital tool in our children’s education. I try to help build their character, as well as their confidence in themselves, through the stories and lessons we learn while reading."
-Vikki Jackson, TIS-East Learning Partner
About this Opportunity
Virtual Intergenerational Learning Partner volunteers support the reading development of Emerging and Beginning stage students (traditional grades K – 3). Each week, this group of caring adults will spend time reading to students, listening to students read, having conversations about books, and encouraging students to LOVE reading!
Learning Partners will work with students for 60-90 minutes on Wednesday mornings. Volunteers will also receive training and on-going coaching on how to support the learning goals taught by teachers during reading instruction.
What You Need
This project takes place with the use of Zoom, reliable internet, and a device (computer or tablet suggested). If you do not have access to this technology, please let us know upon sign-up.
This project is for volunteers ages 18 and up and requires a background check, which we will provide.