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Welcome to the ECU Reads/Counts!

ECU Reads/Counts is a student-led program within the Volunteer and Service-Learning Center and collaborates with the Wellness Living Learning Center. It is a program that recruits, trains, and places volunteers to serve as tutors and mentors at the 2014 community sites of the Boys and Girls Club and East End Elementary.

This volunteer opportunity provides tutor training workshops, matches local students with tutors, and schedules tutoring times. This program focuses on expanding the academic skills and performance of elementary students within the Eastern North Carolina region. Through this partnership with fellow educators and community partners we hope to help address the issue of education and support youth in our community on their educational and personal journey. Preparation of volunteers and ongoing reflection are key components of the program.

Service Sites

Jarvis Boys & Girls Club: This is an after school program located at Jarvis Memorial UMC in downtown Greenville, which is within walking distance from ECU’s main campus. The grade levels of children who need to be tutored range from kindergarten to fifth grade. The tutoring time is from 3 pm to 4 pm, and students are tutored Mondays-Thursdays.  

This is an opportunity for service-learning students to serve as ECU Reads/Counts tutor. Please review expectations and applications can also be found under forms.

ECU~READS/COUNTS-Boys and Girls Club Jarvis Tutor Application (This service site is full, please check back next semester or connect with all chapters Boys and Girls Club OrgSync Portals to learn of different ways to get involved.)

The expectations of ECU Reads/Counts tutors include:

  • Must have a 2.5 GPA
  • Make a semester-long commitment for at least one day a week.
  • Minimum of an hour of tutoring per visit.
  • Must arrive promptly according to their scheduled time. (Transportation is not provided)
  • Must be engaged and actively involved with the child.
  • Should be encouraging the child’s academic pursuits.
  • Must be familiar with and knowledgeable about the grade level material for their student.
  • Must make sure to get an update of the child’s grades each week by checking their homework, quiz, and test grades.

ECU Reads/Counts at Boy&Girls Club Jarvis Student Leaders

  • Morgan Pullium (pulliumm12@students.ecu.edu)
  • Holly Buickerood (buickeroodh11@students.ecu.edu) 
  • Stephanie Griffin (griffins12@students.ecu.edu)

Portal Information

Description

ECU-READS/COUNTS is a tutorial program for emerging readers and counters.

Category

Youth

Address

Volunteer and Service-Learning Center, 1635 Old Cafeteria Complex

City

Greenville

State / Province

North Carolina

Zip

27858

Contact Name

Stephanie Griffin

Contact Phone

252-328-2735