The Smith Family Student2Student
Our student2student program works by matching students who need to improve their reading with peer buddies who help and encourage them with their reading. Peer support is central to the program’s success and is all done online. We would love to hear from you.
Location: Online closed network
Requirements: You will be matched with a reader at least 2 years younger than you but you need to be a good reader in years 5 -12 to be of help
Each student and buddy receives an identical book pack from The Smith Family. The reading buddy receives training and then telephones the student two to three times a week for at least 20 minutes, over an 18 week period. The student reads to the buddy, who uses the skills learnt in their training to assist the student with their reading and offer encouragement and praise. The buddy keeps a simple record of each phone call and reports progress to a Volunteer Supervisor fortnightly. Student2student operates nationally via landlines, mobile phones and digital.
Please ask your school to call Paula on 0429 490 758