Over the years, USC ReadersPlus has formed partnerships with various organizations on and off the university campus.
As an organization under the Joint Educational Project (JEP), ReadersPlus coordinators at the Family of Five schools are responsible for placing and overseeing volunteers who take part in JEP's Project Read, Math Mentorship, and Literacy Project.
Students engage in eight week JEP assignments mentoring children in the Family of Five schools, alongside our paid USC Readers. Many JEP students receive course credit for their participation while others choose to volunteer for this community service.
Faculty, staff, alumni, and graduate students volunteer 1-2 hours a week, developing mentoring relationships with individual students revolving around literacy.