Our Reading Buddies program is a special tutoring program for kids who are not reading at grade level. We focus our efforts on kids in first through fourth grades, with priority given to kids in second and third grades. Specially trained volunteer tutors work with the kids one-to-one to build skills and confidence. They help develop a love of reading and learning in the children through their mentoring/tutoring relationship. This program is offered in partnership with local schools and libraries. The United Way of Lapeer County is a major funder for this program.