Summer 2018 OGI Educator Training


June 25-29, July 23-27, OR August 6-10 

from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

in Winston-Salem, NC 


Call 336-723-4391 ext. 1509 or email for more information.

Did you know that Forsyth County is in a literacy crisis?


of children in Forsyth County are not reading proficiently


of African American third graders are not reading proficiently


of Hispanic third graders are not reading proficiently

The mission of READWS is to reach, teach, and advocate for struggling readers by training tutors, educators, and parents to use the evidence-based best practices of a multi-sensory, structured literacy approach. We focus on students who are at an economic disadvantage. Augustine Literacy Project® trains and supports volunteers who provide free, long term, one-to-one instruction to low-income children and teens who struggle with literacy skills. Through our Educator AcademyREADWS provides educators with free resources and sponsors free and low-cost training using an Orton-Gillingham approach. In 2016, we kicked off our Reading Party parent education program. Reading Party is a free, parent-oriented seminar that teaches simple and effective multisensory strategies to parents and their children in a fun, laid-back atmosphere. Parents can use these strategies at home to help strengthen pre-reading and early reading skills. In addition to these programs, READWS partners with other like-minded groups across our city, state and country in support of children with reading difficulties. To learn more about partnering with us click here.


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 2016-17 school year

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