The Seacoast Reads Program
Frequently Asked Questions
How you can help Seacoast Reads Spread Literacy!
* Spread the word!
* Volunteer to tutor
* Donate books
* Make a tax deductible donation to help supply books,
materials and tutor transportation by going to
1. Select 'Other'
2. List Seacoast Reads at the bottom of the form in special instructions.
Seacoast Reads is a local implementation of the America Reads Challenge.
Our Mission is
♦ to help children increase proficiency in reading and writing
♦ to develop self-confidence and
♦ to encourage a love of reading.
Seacoast Reads places UNH volunteers into local elementary schools and after-school programs to help 2nd and 3rd grade students improve their reading and writing skills.
Each volunteer travels with a group to their site twice per week throughout the semester and works one-on-one with their "reading buddy," reading books aloud together, practicing writing, and playing word games.
Volunteers have the option to enroll in EDUC 506-Service Learning Experiences in Literacy, a one-credit course to take in conjunction with their volunteer experience.
Tutors must attend one 90 minute training session in Morrill Hall room 4, or room 2. Please e-mail or stop by our office to find out when and where the training sessions will be held.
Your record of time should include travel time from Durham.