Online Reading Practice for Kids Grades 2–4

Envision Financial Reading Buddies is a time to practice reading together. Children are paired with a teen volunteer and will spend time reading together online in a safe, supportive environment. Sessions are 60 minutes long and meet once per week for 6 weeks in the Spring and Fall. The program is designed to support children who are new readers and helps to build their confidence and improve their skills.

Children (Little Buddies)

Little Buddies will have the opportunity to engage with a teen Big Buddy, building relationships and practicing literacy skills. Children must have some reading ability already as this program does not teach them how to read. 

How To Register

Registration for Little Buddies for the fall sessions is now finished. 

Please register for only ONE session per child. 

Teen Volunteers (Big Buddies) - Applications are Closed

As an Envision Financial Reading Buddies Volunteer, you are a role model to a young reader, practicing reading with your Little Buddy and engaging in fun literacy activities. Being a Big Buddy is a rewarding experience and counts towards volunteer hours.

How to Apply:

Applications are handled on a first come first serve basis. You are not guaranteed a spot in the program, as spaces are limited. You will be contacted if selected for the program.

Applications are Closed

Fall Sessions 

All Fall sessions will be online using MS Teams. This schedule may be subject to change.

Online Sessions



Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm (October 26 - November 30)


Tuesdays 4:30-5:30pm (October 26 - November 30)


Tuesdays 5-6pm (October 26 - November 30)


Wednesdays 3:30-4:30pm (October 27 - December 1)


Wednesdays 4-5pm (October 27 - December 1)


Wednesdays 5-6pm (October 27 - December 1)


Thursdays 3:30-4:30pm (October 28 - December 9*) 


Thursdays 3:45-4:45pm (October 28 - December 9*)


Thursdays 5:00-6:00pm (October 28 - December 9*) 


*No meeting November 11

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