Beyond the Classroom

It is critical to help young children be ready for school by working with them to develop their reading and learning skills. Because strong reading skills form the basis for learning in all subjects, it is important to identify those who struggle with reading as early as possible.

United Way of Kenosha County improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of community to advance the common good.

Working together, we help to ensure children have the chance to achieve their goals in school and beyond, we help low-to-moderate-income working families achieve financial stability and independence, and we help improve the health and safety of our neighbors.

It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED.

The McKinley Tutoring program is an Early Grade Reading Initiative that helps children build the critical reading skills needed to succeed in school and life.  Through this tutoring program, we recruit, train and place community volunteers in the school. Volunteers for the upcoming spring semester will work one-on-one with Kindergarten students during the school day to supplement the work they are doing in the classroom.

Volunteers are needed for 30 minute tutoring sessions held during the school day remainder of 2018 Spring semester. Volunteers are asked to commit to one tutoring session per week until the end of the school year. All tutoring sessions are held at McKinley Elementary School. Training sessions will be available at the school in late January.

Visit our McKinley Tutoring page to download and complete the McKinley tutoring Program volunteer application and KUSD Background Check Form. For more information about the McKinley Elementary Tutoring Program or to submit completed application forms, please contact Laurie McDonald at or 262-658-4104.