America Reads | Elementary Tutoring Program

America Reads is an after-school tutoring program that provides at-risk youth with supplemental instruction and care from UNT student workers and volunteers.


Our Mission

Dedicated to providing the Denton Independent School District with exemplary mentors, tutors, and volunteers to further enhance the students' learning opportunities as well as abilities for both the university and the elementary school students.  America Reads strives to break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy through improving the educational opportunities of economically, socially, or academically disadvantaged students.

What do the Tutors & Volunteers Provide?

Our tutors and volunteers help students with reading, math, and science assistance for at-risk, students from low-income families in a safe, structured environment at no cost. As well as serving as a positive role model or mentor for the students.

Why would I want to join America Reads?

The program is a win/win situation in that tutors and volunteers gain work experience and enhance their resumes, while making a difference in a child’s life and in their community. Additionally, they have the opportunity to gain national recognition- National President’s Award for Volunteerism (gold, silver, bronze), Service Learning Credit (accepted by most UNT classes), and an Official Volunteer UNT Eagle Transcript.


Become a Tutor Now!

If you have been awarded Federal Work-Study as a UNT student, you are eligible to work as a tutor through America Reads. See the information below on how to get in touch with us!

Become a Volunteer Now!

America Reads is open to working with any student at UNT that wants to volunteer.  Often times, students may volunteer with America Reads to fulfill a class requirement (Spanish portfolio, anthropology, etc.)


Interested in Working with us? Contact Patrisha Ramirez:

America Reads Office Coordinator

Patrisha Ramirez 
Patrisha.Ramirez@unt.edu
Phone: 940-369-7030
Fax: 940-565-3141
Chilton Hall Rm. 136E
410 Avenue C, Denton, TX 76201