Read With U at HBES

  • When you join Team UCPS as a Read with U volunteer, you’re more than a reading buddy. You’re a mentor, role model and a resource for helping our students to succeed. The program is simple: sign up to be a reading buddy and spend 30 minutes each week reading with a first-grade student. Hemby Bridge is launching the program this year. It’s a small commitment that can yield long-lasting gains, and a great opportunity to foster a lifelong love of reading in young students.

    Since launching in the fall of 2017, the Read with U program has paired community members like you with first graders throughout the district. Join these volunteers today and make the commitment to play a critical role in a young person’s life.

    Signing up for Read With U is easy as 1-2-3

    1. Visit the Union County Public Schools website and click on Read with U to complete a volunteer application by clicking here.
    2. Once your application is approved, use the Sign Up Genius to pick your time.
    3. Read with your student for at least 30 minutes once per week during the school year.

    For more information, contact Hannah Huffman at or call 704-296-6352 and ask for Ms. Huffman.