Glynn Co. I Reading Rockets is looking for volunteers to read to local students for an hour a week at the Head Start program, which is part of the Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority. The Marshes of Glynn Reading Rockets is a joint program run through the Marshes of Glynn Libraries but supported and funded by the Rotary Club of St. Simons Island. The program is targeted toward at-risk children from families in the lower socioeconomic areas. The program started in FACES preschool and has since expanded to include the Imagination Room at the Boys & Girls Club and St. Simons Elementary.
Linda Muir, a Reading Rockets co-founder, and fellow Rotary member Zerik Samples, the vice president of development for the Community Action Authority, hatched the idea of bringing the Reading Rockets to Head Start. Volunteers will be required to undergo a background check through Glynn County Schools, which will cost about $50, and receive training. People wishing to volunteer can contact Marshes of Glynn Libraries director Geri Lynn Mullis at 912-279-3734 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.