" A child without an education
is like a bird without wings."
"Read to Succeed (RTS) volunteers are a part of an initiative of Lexington Leadership Foundation (LLF) a Christian non-profit organization. LLF was formed in 1999 to mobilize people to action addressing issues of the most needy in our midst." The training manual highlights this important truth, "Since successful reading supports every other academic study, it precedes tutoring"
"Each week, volunteers meet across our city in various churches to assist elementary age children to love to read. Readers are trained to do paired reading, a simple but effective method. Children are given pre and post-test to evaluate progress."
Volunteering with this Read to Succeed is a highlight of my week.
It is a joy to see how students are making progress each week. I believe, we are beginning to see students who are developing a love of reading.