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 Readers Are LeadersTutoring 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 fall 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 for the 2018 Fall semester. Volunteers are asked to commit to one tutoring session per week until the end of the school year. Volunteers can choose to tutor at McKinley, Wilson, Brass, or Forest Park Elementary Schools. Training sessions will be posted closer to the start of the school year.  

Visit our Readers Are Leaders Tutoring page to complete the Readers Are Leaders Tutoring Program volunteer application and the KUSD Background Check Form. For more information about the Readers Are Leaders Elementary Tutoring Program, please contact Dena Johnson at or 262-658-4104.