Immokalee Readers

Designed to target the lowest performing student readers and complement the reading instruction students receive during their regular school day, the Immokalee Readers program matches high school-aged tutors with elementary age children to provide intensive and enjoyable reading lessons. With a curriculum lead by certified teachers and aligned with Sunshine State Standards, all students make measurable gains. This is a unique model and is the most intensive reading intervention program in Immokalee. Because many Immokalee students use other languages at home, the additional training in English-language usage is especially important. As an added benefit, the high school tutors have shown improvements in overall reading proficiency.