for the 2020-2021 School year Due to the Pandemic. We Hope To Return Next Year! 


Students will participate in a 4-week long program. Each week students will participate on either Wednesday or Thursday of that week depending upon their location; scotch Plains or Edgewater Park. Each session is 2 1/2 hours long.

each week Pizza, Snacks & drinks will be served free of charge!

(If your child has allergies please feel free to send them with their own snack)



  • To offer a volunteer experience to 7th grade students in Scotch Plains, NJ and Edgewater Park, NJ and their surrounding communities where they can learn about the disparities of illiteracy and seek out innovative ways to reduce or eliminate reading and writing challenges among children of all socioeconomic experiences.

  • To provide a hands on volunteer experience where 7th grade students can work directly with youth of limited economic access through a structured literacy program.


  • Reading to the disadvantaged kids we serve
  • Playing educational games with the kids
  • Attending (4) 2 1/2–hour classes that illustrate the links between poverty and illiteracy, give students an opportunity to explore planning for life and lesson planning for literacy, and brainstorm ways to offer literacy activities and events to classmates
  • Planning and implementing a literacy day for the entire community to attend

Eligible Students

  • Seventh graders needing to complete a service-learning project for school, a faith-based organization, or club
  • Students who are excited about helping and serving others in their community, who enjoy reading or writing, are interested in planning a community day of fun, and like making new friend