Our Mission

is to reach, teach and advocate for struggling readers
by training tutors, educators and parents.

Our Mission

 is to reach, teach and advocate for struggling readers
by training tutors, educators and parents.

Our Mission

is to reach, teach and advocate for struggling readers
by training tutors, educators and parents.

Our Mission

 is to reach, teach and advocate for struggling readers
by training tutors, educators and parents.

Come to a READING PARTY

Bring your 4-8 year old children, and practice fun games to build reading skills at home, in the car or wherever works for you.
And it’s FREE!

Be the Spark

Honor the people who taught you to read by tutoring a struggling reader. Join us for an information session on June 14th, July 26th or August 15th. Learn more

Help with READING PARTY!

Learn to teach simple, effective reading and pre-reading practices to parents and their children in a fun, laid-back atmosphere.

Recruit Tutors

We need volunteers! Please help. Download a flyer and share it. Email to your friends. Print and post at your favorite community space.

Our Progams

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.

Donate

Your donation supports 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. Thank you for supporting READWS on our amazing journey.

Number of volunteer tutors

Number of schools and after-school locations we serve

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

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September 26 – Reading Party, North Hills Elementary School
October 3 – Reading Party, Bolton Elementary School
October 10 – Reading Party, Kimmel Farm Elementary School
October 24 – Reading Party, Gibson Elementary School
November 7 – Reading Party, Ward Elementary School
November 28 – Reading Party, Morgan Elementary School

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:

September 26 – Reading Party, North Hills Elementary School
October 3 – Reading Party, Bolton Elementary School
October 10 – Reading Party, Kimmel Farm Elementary School
October 24 – Reading Party, Gibson Elementary School
November 7 – Reading Party, Ward Elementary School
November 28 – Reading Party, Morgan Elementary School

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.

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