Volunteer to be a Power Lunch Mentor
Power Lunch operates at no cost to mentors, participating schools and students. All Power Lunch schools are Title I schools and are chosen based on need and proximity to sustainable volunteer sources.
Who can be a mentor? — Mentors are recruited from a variety of businesses and organizations located near program schools. Individuals can sign up, too.
How does Power Lunch work? — Reading Mentors are assigned to a specific student and meet with them each week at lunchtime during the school year. Mentors read aloud to their student while the student eats their lunch. School Coordinators are at the school to manage the program and give reading partners support throughout the school year.
If I cannot commit to once a week, can I still volunteer? — Yes! You can sign up with another volunteer and can share reading to the same student—alternating reading weeks as your schedules allow.
When does Power Lunch operate? — Reading sessions take place at the student’s assigned lunch time which varies at each school. Power Lunch operates two days a week, so you choose one day that is best for you. If you cannot come on your scheduled reading day, you can always come on the alternate operation day. On average, there are 24 total program weeks, beginning in late September and ending the first week in May. Scheduled breaks occur throughout the school year.
Do I need to bring the books? — No. Everybody Wins! provides a mobile library cart at each school filled with hundreds of contemporary and classic age-appropriate books. You and your student choose the book you want to read each week.
How do I sign up? — Give us your information and we will contact you to get you enrolled at the Power Lunch school closest to you.