Welcome to “It Takes a Village” Project

The “It Takes a Village” Project is a program that uses a collaborative approach to help children in the community who are struggling to read. Children, Elon students, and trained community volunteers are paired together for weekly tutoring sessions on campus. While in an environment rich with available resources, the tutors assess the individual reading challenges of the children and show their parents different techniques they can use at home to help improve reading skills.

The Village Project at Elon University operates from Elon University in the Center for Access and Success. The Elon Village community partners are: First Presbyterian Church of Burlington, The Oak Foundation, Wells Fargo and Barnes & Noble (Alamance Crossing); teachers; parents; and students.