Step Forward adds new literacy volunteer training orientations for Bossier, Caddo, DeSoto, and Webster Parishes. During the 2018-19 school year, nearly 500 students in Northwest Louisiana sat down for an hour each week with a literacy volunteer to strengthen emerging reading skills. The program resulted in 160 literacy volunteers making an impact in 29 schools. With new schools joining program for the 2019-2020 school year, Step Forward is actively seeking new volunteers.

“The children I worked with were all so eager to read and learn which made the entire experience very rewarding,” said Central Park Elementary Literacy Volunteer Araceli Bateman. “One person can make a difference.”

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations:

DeSoto Parish:
Mansfield DeSoto Parish Library,
Tuesday, July 9 @ 11:00am-12:00pm
109 Crosby St., Mansfield, LA 71052
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Webster Parish:
Webster Main Library
Thurday, July 11 @ 11:00am-12:00p 521 E and W St. Minden, LA 71055
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Bossier Parish:
Bossier Parish Historic Center
Tuesday, July 16 @ 11:00am-12:00pm
206 Beckett Street Bossier City, LA 71111
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Bossier Parish Historic Center
Wednesday, July 17 @ 2:00pm-3:00pm
206 Beckett Street Bossier City, LA 71111
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Caddo Parish:
Shreve-Memorial Library: Hamilton-S. Caddo Branch
Thursday, July 18 @ 2:00pm-3:00pm
21 W Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Shreveport, LA
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Shreve-Memorial Library: Broadmoor Branch
Tuesday, July 23 @ 2:00pm-3:00pm
1212 Captain Shreve Dr. Shreveport, LA
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Shreve-Memorial Library: North Shreveport Branch
Thursday, July 25, 2019 @ 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM 
4844 North Market Street Shreveport, LA 71107
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