Milwaukee Public Theatre is seeking mature adults who love to read and write – and who love children – to work as volunteers in StoryBridge, a program which help increase literacy, self-confidence and communication skills of 1st-4th grade children.
Volunteers will provide one-on-one attention to primary and elementary school students who may have problems with reading. The adults working with children will help bring stories to life through storytelling, reading, writing, creative dramatics and Reader’s Theatre. Readings from the book “Seed Folks” will help to encourage respect for people of different ages and cultures, promote community gardening, and encourage healthy eating habits.
The StoryBridge project will provide 2-3 hours of training and limited travel stipends. Volunteers age 55 and older are encouraged to join the program. MPT is a member of the Tutoring and Experiential Network of Milwaukee Succeeds, committed to insuring that Milwaukee students are proficient readers by the end of third grade. For more information, contact Milwaukee Public Theatre at 414-403-4508. Find application forms at www.milwaukeepublictheatre.org.