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Fresno READS is Now Reading and Beyond at Fresno State

In 1997, Fresno State developed the Fresno Reading Enrichment and Academic Development through Service (Fresno READS) project with the goal of helping young children improve literacy skills, while fostering a genuine love of books and reading. For many years, this project successfully recruited, trained, and placed Fresno State students as mentors and tutors for children in kindergarten through sixth grade.

Today, Fresno State has partnered with Reading and Beyond, a long-time community partner, to continue providing these valuable services to valley children and families.  Since 1998, Reading and Beyond has established a rich history of reaching out to the "whole" child by incorporating services to the child and his or her family.

This new partnership will continue to provide Fresno State work-study students with meaningful service opportunities.

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Reading and Beyond at Fresno State Tutors

Reading and Beyond at Fresno State tutors foster reading and academic skills through the one-on-one tutoring and small group instruction of local elementary children in Kindergarten through 6th grade. Tutors are also active participants and educators at such events as parent education fairs, fundraisers, and family literacy workshops. The partnership between Reading and Beyond and Fresno State provides Fresno State tutors with meaningful academic, personal, and professional experiences, and emphasizes collaboration and community involvement.

Visit the Become a Tutor page for application materials and position specifics.