The Learning Buddies at Jackson Elementary School (12th and Federal streets) are launching a new reading program called Achieve Now. It is a phonics-based program designed specifically to be used by volunteers. It is a series 0f scripted lessons requiring no advance reading instruction knowledge on the part of the teacher. The training for administration takes only about an hour. So far the students seem engaged and enthusiastic. If you are available from 10:30 through 11:30 on Wednesday mornings, and are interested in helping city children achieve more, call Sharon Tomalin (215-735-5047) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't delay -- the school year is speeding to a close.