Come to a Reading Party!


Join us for a READWS Reading Party! It’s free!

Bring your children, 4-8 years old, and practice fun games to build reading skills at home, in the car or wherever you want. The parties are from 6:00 until 7:30 on the these dates: March 21-Headstart at 2050 Big House Gaines Blvd., April 6-Bolton Elementary, April 27-South Fork Elementary, and May 30-Easton Elementary. Email or call the READWS office at 336-723-4391, ext 1507 for details!


Be the Spark!

Ignite a Reader!

Honor the people who taught you to read by tutoring a struggling reader this year. Join us for an information session on April 5th, May 11th or June 14th. Learn more about upcoming info sessions and training.

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Learn to be a READING PARTY Volunteer!

During the training, you will learn to teach simple, effective reading and pre-reading practices to parents and their children in a fun, laid-back atmosphere. Taught through a series of games, these practices can be used at home to help strengthen early reading success. Next Reading Party volunteer training: March 27, 2017, 5:30-7:30pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Colhoun Room B.

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Our Programs

Augustine Literacy Project ®

The Augustine Literacy Project® program trains volunteer tutors who work with low-income students who struggle with reading, writing and spelling. Using Orton-Gillingham based teaching methods, our tutors are changing lives by increasing literacy skills. Find out more about the Augustine Literacy Project® program.

Literate Girls

The Literate Girls program helps identify and educate girls who struggle with reading, writing and spelling.  Did you know reading problems in girls often go overlooked? This program focuses on girls and the literacy skills they need to succeed.  Learn more about the Literate Girls progam..

Educator Training and Support

READWS offers free Orton-Gillingham based training opportunities, resources and support for educators in the Winston–Salem area. We have over 16 years partnering with our local schools to serve economically disadvantaged students who struggle with reading.  Find out how we might help you and your school.

READING PARTY program and more!

Parents, bring your children to a READING PARTY! It’s free! READWS now hosts reading parties to help parents learn fun games they can play with their children. Supporting pre-reading and early reading skills, these games can be played at home, in the car or wherever you want. Learn more about our parent programs and other free resources.

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Years we've been working to help children improve their literacy skills in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County area

Volunteer tutor hours for 2015-16 school year

March 22 – Book 3 Refresher, Kid’s Café, 9:30-10:30
April 3 or 4 – Tutor Lunch Bunch “Q&A” Expert Panel, 12:30, Colhoun B/C
April 4 – Reading Party for Forsyth County Headstart, 6-7:30, Location TBD
April 5 – Augustine Tutor Information Session at Clemmons Library, 10:30-11:30
April 6 – Reading Party-Bolton Elementary, 6-7:30
April 27 – Reading Party-South Fork Elementary, 6-7:30
May 11 – Augustine Tutor Information Session at United Metropolitan MBC, 9:30-10:30
May 15 – Board Meeting, 5:00
May 24 – Augustine Tutor End of Year Celebration & Luncheon, 12:30, Colhoun A
June 14 – Augustine Tutor Information Session at Main Street United Methodist Church, Kernersville, 9:30-10:30

Get times and full details on our calendar

2017:  October 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, and 19    M-F, 8:30 a.m – 2:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Colhoun B-C room
2018:  January 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, and Feb. 1      M-F, 8:30 a.m – 2:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Colhoun B-C room








Upcoming Reading Party Events:
March 16: Carter G. Woodson Elementary: 1st. and 2nd Grade Parents
April 4: Forsyth County HeadStart (location TBD)
April 6: Bolton Elementary
April 27: South Fork Elementary

Yoshimoto OGI Educator Training for Summer 2017: READWS will hold two 1-week trainings for WSFCS educators. Dates are June 19-23 and July 10-14. Please note: This is a closed training available only to schools invited by the District.


Your donations will go to support READWS, home of the Winston-Salem Augustine Literacy Project ®, READING PARTY and more. When you give, remember that the gift of literacy is something that can never be lost, stolen, or taken away. It is not disposable. Thank you for supporting READWS on our amazing journey.

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