reach out and read
For more information, please see the Reach Out and Read Web site.

Reach Out & Read

Address: Services take place at eight locations:


Orientation: Friday, February 10th, 4:00pm at UWM Union Room 432 (MANDATORY)

Days/Hours of Volunteering: Students can find out specific days and times for service learning during the Service Learning Sign-Up Night.

Description of Agency/Activities: Reach Out & Read Milwaukee, affiliated with the Medical College of Wisconsin and Children's Hospital, is part of a national program promoting early literacy in Pediatric Clinics At each site, when a child's appointment is for a well-child check-up, the physician--in the course of the physical exam--will give the child a "prescription to read." The doctor will talk to the child and parent about reading, related developmental topics, and perhaps issues of adult literacy. The readers will model reading as described in the "Student Role" below. Each of these children will leave the clinic with a new book given to them by the physician.

Student Role in Agency:

Commitment: Orientation plus 2-4 hours per week for the duration of the MU semester. Each service learner must inform the program coordinator how many weeks or months they can help out. This is an on-going program, so if you wish to continue after the semester is over, it is an option.

Special Features of Placement: Please follow the volunteer check list given at Sign Up Night. All Service Learners must have TWO TB tests (the first within one month of starting service and the second within one year) and MMR (copy of childhood immunization record from Doctor or student health services) before beginning service. Spanish students can only go to the 16th St. Health Center.


Contact Us

Marquette University Service Learning
P.O. Box 1881
1102 W. Wisconsin Ave. Room 303
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-1881

Phone Number: (414) 288-0250
Fax Number: (414) 288-3259

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