The Program

I-Beam is a reading and mentoring program to support students in East Cooper elementary schools. Volunteer mentors are paired with elementary school students who could benefit from additional support in reading and mentoring and meet weekly for 30-45 minutes, from October through April, at the student’s school. The mentor works with the student on reading while providing a supportive adult connection. The goals are to improve literacy, foster a love of reading, and build confidence and communication skills in a positive setting with an encouraging adult.