"CHAMPS Read is a literacy mentorship program for under served Dallas elementary students. With volunteer mentors, CHAMPS Read focuses on helping mentees develop literacy skills and building meaningful mentor-mentee relationships that encourage confidence and a love for reading. During weekly sessions, mentors and the mentor coordinator hold one-on-one reading sessions with students, reading together and reinforcing language and reading comprehension through prepared activities."”
Johanna Pang pursues equity in access to education for all students. Johanna served as the founding President of Students Expanding American Literacy at SMU, whose mission is to serve under-resourced schools in Dallas ISD by connecting college mentors with elementary students to help strengthen literacy skills. Johanna’s passion for mentorship developed during high school, when she saw gaps in students’ available opportunities to prepare for college.