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Upcoming Tutor Trainings

Lady’s Island Elementary School
October 6 | 10 a.m.
73 Chowan Creek Bluff
Beaufort SC 29907

Hilton Head School for Creative Arts
October 9 | 1 p.m.
10 Bus Drive
Hilton Head Island SC 29926

Ridgeland Elementary School
October 18 | 10 a.m.
250 Jaguar Drive
Ridgleland SC 29936

Shanklin Elementary School
October 26 | 10 a.m.
121 Morrall Dr.
Beaufort, SC 29906

Red Cedar Elementary School
October 27 | 10 a.m.
10 Box Elder St.
Bluffton, SC 29910

Early Grade Reading Initiative, Read Indeed!

A child learns to read until the fourth grade. After that, they read to learn.

With the help volunteer tutors, United Way of the Lowcountry’s Early Grade Reading Initiative works with Pre-K through third graders to help ensure children are prepared for success in school. Read Indeed! offers one-on-one, in-person tutoring at the following schools in Beaufort and Jasper counties:

  • Hilton Head School for Creative Arts
  • Red Cedar Elementary School
  • Lady’s Island Elementary School
  • Polaris Tech
  • Ridgeland Elementary School
  • Joseph Shanklin Elementary School
  • St Helena Elementary School
Volunteer as little as two hours a week during the school calendar year

Trained Read Indeed! volunteer reading tutors are matched with children in grades Pre-K through third grade who are identified by school literacy specialists as needing additional help with reading. These are the students who would otherwise fall through the cracks if they did not receive other intervention.

  • Tutoring begins in September in Jasper County and in October in Beaufort County.
  • Locations vary based on where tutors are needed,
  • Morning or early afternoon hours are offered based on the student’s availability and your schedule.
  • Each schools’ hours of operation vary.
  • Tutors receive training prior to and during the tutoring program. A background check is mandatory.

Your time and commitment will make a lifetime of difference to a child.

Please click HERE if you are interested in becoming a volunteer EGR tutor!