Read To Me

3rd Grade Read to Me Program

The WDMCS Community Education Read to Me program gives all third grade students an opportunity to serve in the community.

Each class in the district visits a metro area retirement community where students read to the residents. Students prepare by selecting favorite picture books and reading out loud to peers. During their visit, students are paired with a senior and they spend an hour reading and getting to know one another. The Read to Me field trip promotes connections between generations and gives students and seniors an opportunity to grow and learn.

Community Partners:

WDM Polk County Senior Center


Woodlands Creek


Walnut Ridge

The Reserve

The Lodge of Ashworth

Contact Information

Rosemary Brandt

Service Learning Coordinator
Learning Resource Center
3550 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50265