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ROAR: Rush Out And Read

What is R.O.A.R.?

Funded by the Winchester Co-operative Bank and coordinated by the Winchester Public Library, the Rush Out and Read (R.O.A.R.) program began in 1993 as an outreach program to encourage recreational reading. For eight weeks each summer, a dedicated group of middle and high school student volunteers read aloud to groups of children throughout the community

How  can I apply to the R.O.A.R. Corps?

We will be accepting applications around mid-April 2020. Any Winchester resident who will be going into 7th grade or higher is eligible. Volunteers need to commit to 2 of the 8 weeks of the program and they do not have to be consecutive weeks. The schedule is Monday - Thursday either 9 am - 12pm or 1 pm - 4 pm. Both shifts include Saturday from 9 am -11 am on the Common, during the Farmer's Market. Rush Out and Read t-shirts are required and will be provided.

The 2020 application will be online in April 2020.

Where will R.O.A.R. be reading?

You’ll find readers at locations such as:

  • Boat Club 
  • Borggaard Beach 
  • Country Club 
  • Creative Corner Preschool 
  • Farmer’s Market 
  • Ginn Field 
  • Kidstock 
  • Recreation Dept. Full Day Camp 
  • Swim & Tennis Club 
  • Town Center 
  • Winchester Recreation Department 
  • Winchester Schools Camp

A full schedule is available on SchoolNotes and photos are available on R.O.A.R.'s Facebook page