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Posted on: June 20, 2019

Step Forward seeks volunteers for third-grade literacy program

Become a literacy volunteer

Make a difference in young readers’ lives by becoming a literacy volunteer for Step Forward! Step Forward will host two volunteer orientations at our library branches this July. Join us at the Hamilton/South Caddo Branch on Thursday, July 18 at 2 p.m. or Broadmoor Branch on Tuesday, July 23 at 2 p.m. to learn more about the program.

During the 2018-19 school year, nearly 500 students in Northwest Louisiana sat down for an hour each week with a literacy volunteer to strengthen their reading skills. The program resulted in 160 literacy volunteers making an impact in 29 schools. With new schools joining the program for the 2019-2020 school year, Step Forward is actively seeking new volunteers.

“The children I worked with were all so eager to read and learn which made the entire experience very rewarding,” said Central Park Elementary Literacy Volunteer Araceli Bateman. “One person can make a difference.”

Learn how to become a literacy volunteer during the upcoming training sessions at our libraries. Find all the details below.

Volunteer Orientation Details

Hamilton/South Caddo Branch

Broadmoor Branch

To sign up for the volunteer orientation, go to

Learn more about Step Forward
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