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BISD Partners with Education Connection to Support Student Reading Skills

This fall, Belton ISD is partnering with Education Connection, a non-profit organization that pulls together volunteers from faith-based and community organizations and pairs them with elementary-aged students for one-on-one reading time. Literacy Partners are trained and approved volunteers committed to reading with students for 30 minutes each week for  the school year. The organization’s mission is to get every student reading by the third grade.


Education Connection was founded in 2009 with a goal to make a lasting impact in cities while supporting children’s literacy and decreasing school dropout rates. Superintendent Matt Smith, Ed.D stated, “Collaborating with community partners is pivotal to our educational success. When the Big Red Community works together, we create a powerful network that can transform the learning experience and help each and every student thrive.”  


BISD is actively recruiting Literacy Partner volunteers for this impactful program. The first Education Connection Live Literacy Partner Training will be hosted on Friday, October 13 from 10-11:30am at Belton Church of Christ, 3003 North Main Street in Belton. To attend this training or volunteer please register online. Background checks and training sessions are required for all Literacy Partners. 


Updated September 14, 2023