wits mid day mentoring
WITS mid-day mentoring
Started in 2005, Mid-Day Mentoring is a year-long literacy mentorship program for second and fourth grade Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students. Once a week, mentors are transported from their workplaces to a neighborhood school where they meet with their student each week for forty-five minutes, enjoying shared reading, conversation, and relationship building activities.
WHY MID-DAY MENTORING IS IMPORTANT
84% of students agreed that participating in WITS made them want to read for fun more often. Reading for fun leads to more reading engagement and better reading comprehension.
100% of our partner teachers are satisfied with student participation in WITS. Teachers value that our programs promote a love of reading and support social-emotional development in students.
TODAY ONLY 28% OF CPS FOURTH GRADERS ARE PROFICIENT READERS, IN 2019 THAT NUMBER WAS 40%.