Achieve Saturdays

Twice a month on Saturdays, elementary and high school students come together to read, write, learn, and play. Mentors are role model students from both public and private high schools who are dedicated to helping young students fall in love with reading and learning. On Saturdays, Buddies come together as a team, build meaningful relationships, and grow as leaders and readers.

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Why Saturdays?

We believe in the power of peer learning! On Saturdays, we provide our Big Buddies (high school students from diverse backgrounds) with an opportunity to mentor a Little Buddy (elementary school students). Big Buddies learn all about literacy strategies and how to instill a love of learning, and our elementary school students get to practice their reading and writing skills.

All around, it’s a win-win!

High school girl teaching elementary girl how to read
Little Buddies Receive
  • A healthy breakfast and snack
  • One-on-one mentoring/tutoring with a Big Buddy mentor
  • Practice in fluency, comprehension, writing, and public speaking
  • Access to the Accelerated Reader program
  • A book of their choice to take home each week
High school girl teaching elementary school girls to read
Big Buddies Receive
  • A meaningful mentorship experience
  • 5 hours of community service per Saturday

Partner High Schools

We’re so grateful for our high school partners!

  • Advanced Studies
  • Booker T. Washington
  • Coral Reef
  • Cushman
  • Don Soffer Aventura
  • Gulliver
  • Hillel
  • Homestead
  • Krop
  • Miami Beach High
  • Miami Central
  • Miami Edison
  • Miami Jackson
  • Miami Northwestern
  • Miami Country Day
  • Palmer Trinity
  • Palmetto
  • Pine Crest
  • Ransom Everglades
  • South Dade
  • South Ridge
  • Thomas Aquina
  • Terra Environmental
  • University
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Get Involved!

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High School Students

Become a Big Buddy during the
2020-2021 school year by joining the Achieve Club!

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Elementary School Students

Sign up below to indicate your interest and to be notified when registration opens!

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