Literacy Initiative

Literacy Initiative

Children sit in a circle on the floor hearing a book read to them.

The Literacy Initiative is a new ministry of Manchester UMC that supports Peabody Elementary School in the City of St. Louis. We are looking for volunteers to help fourth grade students read and enhance their literacy skills.

While this is a great opportunity for those with a background in education, you need no experience other than patience and a willing heart to serve in order to make a big difference in the lives of children.

This literacy initiative is one of many “Pathways Out of Poverty” efforts by United Methodists in the state of Missouri.

To sign-up to volunteer, please complete the Volunteer Registration Form below.

To learn more about the Literacy Initiative, contact Literacy Initiative Coordinator, Nicki Reinhardt-Swierk.