Supporting Children and Schools with the
Reading and Mentoring Program
Each reader is usually able to read with two students during this time.“We really get to know the kids and enjoy building those relationships with the help of the school staff,” says Maria Wesley, a Church Union Board member who holds a degree in education, of her three years in the program.
Friendships, imaginations, reading levels and school spirit are built up as pages turn and lives are changed. The program also provided some impetus to staff and community participation in a book drive to stock the school’s empty library shelves.