Jack Parent Reading Program

The N2N Jack Parent Reading Program provides trained volunteers to Hamilton schools to help children in Grades 1-4 improve their literacy skills. Children get one-on-one interaction twice a week which helps to build their comprehension, fluency, and self-confidence.

Research shows that if a child is not reading at grade level by the end of grade 3, that child will struggle with learning throughout their academic career. The Neighbour to Neighbour Jack Parent Reading Program addresses the need for early literacy intervention.

Goals of the Reading Program

• Improve the reading levels of children in Grades 1-4 who are under-resourced and reading below grade level.

• Increase a child’s self-confidence through one-on-one support.

• Foster a love of reading, provide positive role models, and create an appreciation of literature.

Model of the Program

• Literary assistance provided during the school day at select schools. 

• Tutors work with 4 students, one-on-one, for 15-30 minutes.

• Students are seen 2 times per week by different volunteers.

• Tutors are instructed and supervised by professional educators.


Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB)
Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board (HWCDSB)

Participating Schools

  • R.A. Riddell
  • G.L. Armstrong
  • Westwood
  • Chedoke
  • Helen Detwiler
  • C.B. Stirling
  • Huntington Park
  • Highview
  • Lincoln Alexander
  • Holbrook
  • St. Michael
  • Our Lady of Lourdes
  • St. Margaret Mary
  • St. Marguerite d’Youville
  • St. David


For more information on the impact that Jack Parent Reading Program is having in our schools, click here.

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