Book Buddies pairs volunteer tutors with struggling readers in the second and third grade. The Meridian Kiwanis club supports Book Buddies by producing marketing materials, donating books, and through financial contributions. In addition, many of our members serve as Book Buddies volunteers.
It is critical to the future of this community for all children to be literate. In order to achieve this goal, The Bartholomew County Literacy Task Force has initiated the Book Buddies Program. This program has been created to provide individualized tutoring support for young readers. Book Buddies operates in all twelve public elementary schools in BartholomewCounty and pairs adult volunteers with second and third grade students.