United Way Pen Pals
Become a Pen Pal and have a positive impact on a local student!
Pen Pal Program
Volunteers are paired with an elementary student to become a Pen Pal to foster positive connections. Participants will become acquainted through friendly correspondence and learn from each other about a range of interesting topics. The program helps students practice the art of writing, increase literacy skills and build positive relationships. Volunteers should be able to write letters to children, commit to corresponding for the school year and pass a background check. Duties do not include strenuous physical activity.
When writing your letter, feel free to share about your family, friends, and interests. You can always include a colorful postcard or photo, which your pen pal will treasure
We ask that you write 1 to 2 letters or postcards a month
End of Year Reception will give the opportunity for Pen Pals to meet in-person
Questions? Please contact Patti Fields at firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-338-7823
Pen Pal Registration for 2019-2020 school year is now CLOSED.