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Wise Readers to Leaders Junior Literacy Leader (JLL) Application Summer 2021

Thank you for your interest in being a Junior Literacy Leader (“JLL”) for our Remote Program for Summer 2021! As a JLL, you will serve as a teaching assistant and mentor to K-7 students.

As you know, the State of California is still dealing with school opening issues and evolving protocols for group activities. With the lack of clarity regarding ongoing restrictions, progress toward vaccinations, or progress of the disease, we have made the decision to run a virtual summer program this year. Below are important dates for the summer:

JLL Training Dates

  • June 17-18

Program Dates (minimum of 2 weeks required)

  • June 21-July 30

The priority application deadline will be February 28th. If you complete this application before the deadline, you will have priority in selecting your site, grade level, friends you want to work with, and weeks that you will volunteer. Any applications received after the deadline will get preference selection based on availability.

Any new JLLs are also required to complete an interview with a panel of our Teen Board members. After you submit your application, we will reach out to schedule your interview. 

Please address any questions about this application to our Program Coordinator, Giselle, at 

These questions provide information about your experience, interests and qualifications.

The JLL Summer Contribution

Our JLL program and our larger programs exist because of generous financial support from individuals and families such as yours. We suggest a $500 contribution for our remote volunteering opportunities this summer. Families making a contribution of at least $750 to support the Readers to Leaders program are exempt from this contribution for any number of children. 

This contribution not only sustains the program, but truly shows a familial commitment to healing the world and making a difference. We encourage our JLLs and their families to view this contribution as an opportunity to live important values, such as generosity, commitment to community and authentic relationship building.

With that being said, we do not want financial hardship to be a limiting factor to any teen or family. Please reach out to Giselle at so that we can make an arrangement that is suitable to your family. 
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