Costco reading program helps Boys & Girls Club members

Boys & Girls Club of Cypress partnered with Cypress Costco this school year to bring a reading intervention program to its Club King after school program. Every Tuesday for the past 8 weeks, volunteers from Costco came to the Club and tutored first and second grade students in reading. Volunteers not only graciously donated their time, but provided all reading materials and work-books for the program. Every week, Club members would look forward to spending time with their reading tutors and the help and special attention that each tutor provided. As a culminating activity, Costco invited youth members of the reading program to their store for a special tour. On the tour, members received official Costco nametags, asked questions and learned fun facts, decorated cupcakes and ate delicious Costco pizza and churros. A wonderful time was had by all at this special field trip.

Costco launched a company-wide Volunteer Reading Program in 1998. Interested staff members are trained to tutor children who need extra help developing reading skills. They meet weekly with their students, who range from grade school to high school students nationally.

Club King is an after-school program located at Clara J. King Elementary School operated by the Boys & Girls Club of Cypress that emphasizes academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. The Club offers support during the school year, providing daily homework help, tutoring programs as well as good nutrition and regular physical activity.

For more information about ways to get involved with the Boys & Girls Club of Cypress, visit BGCCypress.com, stop by the Club at 10161 Moody St. in Cypress, or call 714-527-2697.

This article was released by the Boys & Girls Club of Cypress.

Costco Reading Program (1): Youth members pose with Costco, Boys & Girls Club members from left: top row: Matthias Q., Jennifer P., Anthony D., Diego M., Aaden H., Abigail H., Challen C., Rebecca R., Isabella G., Alphanie L. Courtesy photo.
Costco Reading Program (1): Youth members pose with Costco, Boys & Girls Club members from left: top row: Matthias Q., Jennifer P., Anthony D., Diego M., Aaden H., Abigail H., Challen C., Rebecca R., Isabella G., Alphanie L. Courtesy photo.