C4K Reading Club
(Chinese for Kids Reading Club) is an innovative two-in-one program that
combines reading and community service for English-Chinese bilingual Teen, age
12-18. Participants receive training on how to read to young children and
become community leaders through volunteer services.
The goal of C4K
Reading Club is to empower children through
reading. The club activities help teenagers connect their budding independence
to build character, confidence, and compassion while continue improving their
bilingual language skills. Through reading enrichment program and service to
others, teen volunteers become bilingual readers and community leaders.
Reading Club" holds monthly reading event in Children’s Chinese libraries
where teen volunteers receive bilingual training and read to children who are
interested in learning Chinese. The purpose is to empower participants to make
a hand-on difference in their community and to prove to them that reading
really does make a difference. It is only plus that hundreds of children are
encouraged to read and learn a new language in the process!
Teen volunteers receive training on how to read to and interact with the
kids in advance. All teen volunteers have an opportunity to review the book and
discuss reading strategies with their mentors and fellow volunteers before the
reading club begins. The reading club consists of three basic phases: an introduction
period, a read-aloud session with the educator-selected book, and a craft
and/or activity period.
first Sat. afternoon of each month at Children’s Chinese Library
must be sixth grade or above.
We are accepting applications now for 2013. All
Teen Volunteer applicants are encouraged to attend the orientation
meeting. Application form is available in the orientation session. Contact us @ 626-965-2793
or email firstname.lastname@example.org