Wanted: Panda Heroes

Literacy Mentors Who Make a Difference

What is a Reading Hero?


At PES Reading Heroes mentor Kindergarten, first grade, or second grade students. During one on one sessions literacy skills and positive relationships are developed.


Training for this program will be provided October 30th at 8:30am in our Media Center. During your session students will read to you. They will also select a book(s) they would like for you to read to them as well. Reading interventions will also be provided. All the books and materials you may need will be provided for you. Each session should not last longer than 30 minutes!


Parents, grandparents, aunts, church groups, uncles, retired teachers, community leaders... anyone that is seeking to build a positive relationship with a child while helping them strengthen reading skills.

Registration Information

If you are interested in making a difference in the life of a child at PES please contact Melissa Parks at mparks@chatham.k12.nc.us. You can also complete a Google Form using the following LINK.

In order to participate in this program, you will need to register as a volunteer. Please go to the following LINK to sign up. If you are new to the volunteering, click on the green link near the bottom of the page.