Literacy Project

2020-2021 School Year

About The Literacy Project

The Literacy Project is The Gathering’s ministry that pairs volunteer reading mentors with kindergarten and first grade students at schools in the St. Louis Public Schools and the Normandy Schools Collaborative.
Mentors work one-on-one with the same student every week from October through April. Using best practices in literacy instruction and child development, we help students develop early literacy skills. However, the power of this program lies not only in helping students improve their reading, but also in the authentic relationships formed between mentors and mentees.
We work to build mutually beneficial partnerships with schools and to truly become a part of the school communities. We support teachers and staff in their efforts to nurture students’ gifts and abilities and empower them to succeed.

Get Involved in The Literacy Project
During the 2020-2021 school year, The Literacy Project has gone virtual! We had great success during the fall of 2020 mentoring students over Zoom, and we’re looking for more mentors to join us this spring of 2021.

Q&A  and Training
Thursday, January 14, 2021 


6:00 - 6:30pm: 
Q&A with Director of The Literacy Project, Beth McClure
Hesitant to commit? Want to learn more to see if this is the right ministry for you? Join us for a short Q&A session to find out more about The Literacy Project and how virtual mentoring works. If you think it might be for you, you can stay for the training session immediately following the Q&A. RSVP for the Q&A here.

6:30 - 8:30pm: Training for New Mentors
All new virtual mentors (even if you’ve mentored in person in the past) are asked to attend this training on how virtual mentoring works. Once you sign up to mentor here, you will receive a link to RSVP to the training.