Partners In Reading

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About Us

Partners in Reading is dedicated, by means of tutoring, to aiding school children in their learning process. Our goals include bettering the academic experience for school students; promoting higher education by means of tutoring, mentoring, and various activities; and encouraging students to pursue their goals through education. The organization hopes to improve the Rochester community by encouraging the youth to be enthusiastic and motivated about education, and have a mentor to look up to.









PiR Breakdown

In Partners in Reading, members can expect to work with elementary-age students (K-8), get hands on experience working with children in a school environment, read books aloud to students, participate in many activities with students (arts and crafts, creative play, board games, etc), help students follow along in classroom activities, help tutor individually or in small groups, help around the classroom, have the choice of working in English- or Spanish-speaking classrooms, be a role model for young children, and of course, have fun!! :)

Other Events

In addition to weekly tutoring sessions, PiR is also responsible for putting on our annual Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader trivia night in the fall and College Counts event in the spring.

Benefits of Membersip

Partners in Reading is a very rewarding organization which allows members the opportunity to make a positive difference in the Rochester community.

Connect with us!

Even if you are not a member, Like our page on Facebook "Partners in Reading" to keep up to date with club events as well as opportunities for involvement at the start of each semester.

Our Team

Julianne Foster
Taylor Niziak
Project Reach Coordinator
Shannon Quetchenbach
Project Grow Coordinator
Kristina Riggio
Project Care Coordinator
Victoria Shwe
Chrisjen White
Business Manager
Mary Beth Spinelli
Heidi Budd
Publicity Chair
Jordanna Priesman
Payton Elliott
Project Horizons Coordinator


Partners In Reading

201 Wilson Commons
Rochester, New York, 14627
United States