This station works with local elementary schools to give students an opportunity to practice their reading skills in a one-on-one setting. Most volunteers commit to an hour each week. Times and days are set by the teacher, based on need. The paired reader often works with several students in that hour. Grade level is generally assigned based on volunteer request. This position offers an opportunity to make a very real impact in the life of a child, or several children. For some of the students, the chance to get individual attention and praise from a caring adult is a rare and precious thing. Both the individual attention and the improved reading ability help foster an increased self-esteem and self-worth. The best volunteers for this position love children, value literacy, and can be kind and patient with struggling readers.