America Reads


Students at America Reads program

America Reads, a federal work-study program, provides after school tutoring for local schools in the community. In the 2019-2020 school year, America Reads is partnered with Lincoln Elementary School in Cedar Falls to offer an afterschool literacy program.

The Panthers of UNI and the Tigers of Lincoln Elementary get together twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons to engage in literacy activities.

Each America Reads session runs for 60 minutes with Panther tutors working one on one or in small groups with students in grades 2 through 6. Time together is spent enhancing literacy skills through fun activities and a book club.

Some examples of the activities provided during book club include reader's theater, interactive read aloud, and crafts activities related to books the children and tutors are reading together.

Check out our America Reads website for more information about the amazing initiatives within our program, photos of activities and projects, some meaningful student work and initiatives, and to meet amazing our team!

For more information about America Reads, email

Tutor application for 2019-2020  (Word document)

Tutor application for 2019-2020 (Google docs)


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