Teachers Brigade is a nonprofit organization that connects public school teachers with
retired teachers and classroom volunteers. Our mission is to roll up our sleeves to work
alongside classroom teachers and students to support them and to help them succeed.
We work alongside educators, students, and parents, in communities across Oregon
and Southwest Washington . Our purpose is to help give classroom support to transform
public schools into institutions that serve all students and teachers well.
Never before have so many children been out of school at the same time, disrupting learning and upending lives, especially the most vulnerable and marginalized. The COVID-19 crisis has resulted in schools shut all across the world. Globally, over 1.2 billion children are out of the classroom.
In response to educational challenges surrounding COVID-19, and due to the success of our summer Book Fairy Reading Program, Teachers Brigade will be extending our summer reading program into the school year.
Reading is the key to fighting learning loss and maintaining a child's current grade level skills, and for pushing forward to develop skills above the current grade level. When children are not in school, children and especially those from under-resourced communities, tend to lose roughly 20 percent of the gains they made in reading during the previous school year.
Teachers Brigade is again partnering with the Book Fairy and her volunteers to deliver books to children living in the Portland Metro Area and Southwest Washington State. If you are a volunteer wanting to be a Book Fairy and deliver books and be a pen pal to children this school year, please signup to VOLUNTEER.
If you are a PARENT wanting books delivered by the Book Fairy and a Pen Pal to support your child this school year, click on the link below. We are encouraging parents and inviting parents who have children reading below grade level, or children enrolled in under-resourced Public Schools to please sign up and participate in the Book Fairy program this school year.
Your donation enables us to connect public school teachers with retired teachers and classroom volunteers to help classroom teachers and students succeed.
If you're interested in being a Book Fairy Volunteer, please click on the link below.
Teachers Bridge is creating a resources page with educational links, lesson plan ideas and great supplemental materials for teachers and educational volunteers.
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