Reading BuddiesOperation Exodus is a community of caring educators and mentors who believe that small improvements can have a big impact in the life of a child growing up in generational poverty.

The Reading Buddies program is a way that you can help as a volunteer. Reading with and to a child is the most effective way for this level to be increased, and why Reading Buddies are vital to improving these kids’ education!

We ask Reading Buddies to commit to one hour, once a week for the school year. No teaching is required… think of it like sharing a bedtime story. Hours for the program are Monday-Friday 3-4:30 and 5:15-6:30.

If you or your Everyday Group is interested in volunteering, email You can also sign up here.