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Reading Enrichment 

Reading books stimulates a child's imagination and expands their understanding of the world.


Reading is an important skill that needs to be developed in children. Not only is it necessary for survival in the world of schools and (later on) universities, but in adult life as well. The ability to learn about new subjects and find helpful information on anything from health problems and consumer protection to more academic research into science or the arts depends on the ability to read.

For roughly one quarter of our children, impaired reading skills are the root of their academic struggles in school. One-on-one tutoring has enabled these students to make significant progress. Importantly, their confidence and motivation to improve has been restored.

Reading is seen less as a chore and more as an enjoyable pursuit. Surprisingly the children reading on grade level didn’t necessarily read independently or enjoy reading any more than the struggling students. Additionally, we offer book clubs so that 3rd & 4th graders reading on grade level could tackle chapter books and discuss new ideas and vocabulary words. As with the remedial students, this extra emphasis on reading spurred a new appreciation of reading as an enjoyable leisure time option.

Reading Enrichment

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the days and hours?
First and Second Fridays of every month, from October to May.

How do I sign my child up?
Contact Children’s Program Director, Lisa McKinney at (856) 964-4545 or

I would like to volunteer, what should I do?
Contact Children’s Program Director, Lisa McKinney at (856) 964-4545 or

How many children are involved?
Currently 10 children are involved, as it is only for children that require special tutoring.

What is the daily schedule?
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM: Picking up children from various schools
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM: Children arrive and play
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM: Snack time for children and a time for the tutors to chat with their students
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM: 
Tutoring in classrooms
4:45 PM - 5:15 PM: Take-homes

I would like to donate books, what should I do?
Contact Children’s Program Director, Lisa McKinney at (856) 964-4545 or beforehand, as we currently only have need for certain types of books. Thank you.


Additional Programs

After School Program

Summer Camps

Youth Program

Parents Program