READ with the DEACS

Wake Forest students are invited to serve as ambassadors to local Winston-Salem/Forsyth County elementary schools as part of our annual READ with the Deacs program. As an ambassador, WFU students will have opportunities to connect in person and virtually with participating elementary school students, including weekly opportunities for recording, posting, and responding to videos that engage fourth-graders via the digital tool Flipgrid. All videos are created asynchronously and moderated for appropriateness, and participation by fourth-grade students is voluntary and optional. READ with the Deacs not only encourages reading but also invites WFU students to serve as mentors to their younger peers, thus creating a community of readers in Forsyth County. 158 WFU students have participated as ambassadors since the start of the 2020/2021 school year. If you are a Wake Forest student who is interested in becoming an ambassador, please complete the interest form below.