Become a reading buddy! When students are not reading at grade level by 3rd grade, they are four times more likely not to graduate on time or at all. Be a cheerleader for a local elementary school student struggling to read at grade level and provide support to our teachers too. An hour a week is all it takes! Please join us for our last volunteer orientation of the season on January 10th and make a difference today. The following elementary schools are in greater need of volunteers: Lincoln, Roosevelt, Hansen, Lydia Hawk, Mountain View, Tumwater Hill, Peter G. Schmidt and East Oly.