Providing books for participants, Family Reading Partners’ volunteers model discussion and interaction techniques with the following organizations in our community:
Adolescent Parenting Program
Sessions take place with teenage parents in high schools during lunch hour once per month throughout the school year. Visit website
UNC Horizons, a residential recovery program, provides programming for pregnant women or mothers with young children. As part of their curriculum, Family Reading Partners volunteers meet with the mothers once a month.
PreK / HeadStart / Early HeadStart
Family Reading Partners works with both the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools’ PreK/HeadStart and Orange County HeadStart/Early HeadStart programs. Families are invited to literacy sessions during which specially selected books are read and modeled in multiple languages.
Refugee Support Center
With the assistance of interpreters, Family Reading Partners holds monthly sessions for refugee families at the Center and provides specially selected books for families’ home collections. Visit website
Family Reading Partners visits the Family Literacy programs twice each month to share the importance of reading with children and to provide books for home libraries.
“FRP provides books in English each month for refugee families. Volunteers do an amazing job of modeling how to use book illustrations to stimulate interactions between child and parent, an essential lesson since most parents don’t speak English. We need more partners like FRP.”
– Director, Refugee Support Center
Community Site Visits 2021
In 2021, Family Reading Partners’ volunteers made monthly site visits to our partner organizations. During these site visits with 74 parents, we provided nearly 800 age-appropriate books for their children from birth to five years old.
“By highlighting the importance of reading in early childhood development, Family Reading Partners volunteers help parents discover the joy of reading with their children. These dedicated volunteers spark a love of reading in our families.”
– Head Start/Early Head Start Coordinator