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Bright Minds is a Success By 6 of United Way of West Alabama reading program. It is an organization of volunteers who read to preschool, Pre-k, and kindergarten children in classrooms. It is a proven fact that children who are read to perform better in school and become better readers.

When you read to a child, you are helping to lay the foundation for their future. Volunteer today because learning to love reading at an early age is the first step to a BRIGHTER FUTURE.

  • Bright Minds Volunteer Reading Program began in Tuscaloosa County in July 2014.
  • Volunteers are asked to donate at least an hour each month for a year (or per semester for students).
  • Bright Minds expanded in Sumter County in April 2015 and is currently expanding into Marengo and Pickens Counties with the help of Americorp VISTAs.
  • Individuals and groups are invited to volunteer. Currently we are working with the following volunteer groups:
    – University of Alabama’s Honors College sends 30 volunteers per semester to read.
    – Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority for the second semester.

To volunteer to be a Bright Minds Reader, fill out the two forms below and return them to quinton@uwwa.org.