The Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) program improves children's reading and communication skills by employing a powerful method: reading to an animal. But not just any animal. R.E.A.D. companions are registered therapy animals who volunteer with their owner/handlers as a team, going to schools, libraries and many other settings as reading companions for children.
R.E.A.D. Training sessions
Registration is now open for our 2020 Summer R.E.A.D. Workshop!
August 22 and 29, 2020 Time: 10am-12:30pm Location: Online! If you like to read, enjoy working with children and want to help children learn to love reading then this workshop is for you! We are going to offer the workshop online via Zoom over the course of two days, part one on August 22 and part two on August 29, from 10:00am-12:30pm. This way you can attend from the safety and comfort of your home.
Right now may be a good time to study, obtain your R.E.A.D. certification, and get prepared by practicing with your dog at home and then, when things open back up again, our R.E.A.D. teams will be ready to go to support all the children who have been at home since March. The “summer slide” is going to be even more apparent this year than ever!
Registration and Payment are due by August 15, 2020.