As the school year draws to a close, so must the “book buddy” program that has run all year, pairing volunteers with students as weekly reading partners. In this second year of the program, we had 25 volunteers composed of community members, a school board member, a SBO employee, administrative employees, a custodian, parents and grandparents. These 25 dedicated volunteers met with 33 students for 30 minutes, once per week. Not only were they helping students with their reading, they also formed bonds with the them, and became friends and mentors.
This year the program grew by about 10 volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a book buddy for next school year, please contact Rachel Ball at 769-3434.