Reader Leader Program: Leaders

What is the Reader Leader Program?
The Reader Leader Program is a peer tutoring program that matches elementary school children entering 1st to 5th grades (READERS) who are reading below grade level with middle or high school students (LEADERS) for one-on-one reading sessions.
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The program takes place during a six week period in the summer at both the Main Library and the Grand Avenue Branch Library. The program will begin on June 13 and finish on August 6. Leaders will be trained in the week leading up to June 13.

What happens in the Reader Leader Program?
The Reader Leader Coordinator trains the leaders in a one-hour training session. The leaders are asked to commit to six hours of working with at least one younger student and must be fingerprinted by the South San Francisco Police Department. There is no charge for fingerprinting. Readers and leaders usually meet for one hour a week for six weeks.

Each leader is assigned one or more child(ren) to work with from the file of reader applications. The leader will call the reader’s parent/guardian to arrange a meeting at the Main or Grand Avenue Library during designated time periods.

What must I do to become a Leader?
First time leaders must attend a training session at the Main Library or Grand Avenue Branch Library in June and submit all forms from the new leader packet found in the link below. Please print and fill out all the forms found in this packet or pick-up a new leader volunteer packet from either branch. Forms can be submitted to either branch.


 If you have already been a leader in the past, please print and fill out the form found in the link below or pick-up a returning leader volunteer packet from either branch. Returning leaders are not required to attend a training session. Forms can be submitted to either branch.


If you have any questions about being a leader, please feel free to contact us at any time at (650) 829-3860.

Si tiene preguntas, por favor llame al (650) 877-8530.