Eagle Valley Library District offers Reading Buddies Program

14th February, 2016 by

By Krista Driscoll

AVON — The Reading Buddies Program pairs teen volunteers (grades nine through 12) with younger children (grades one through three) for an hour of one-on-one shared reading, once a week for eight weeks. Big Buddies receive training at the beginning of the program and throughout the session. In addition to helping a younger child read and succeed, teens are granted the opportunity to develop leadership, problem-solving and communication skills. Teen mentors practice choosing appropriate books and materials, as well as learning positive reinforcement techniques for helping a little buddy. Reading Buddies is a great experience for students to feature on …

Source:: Vail Daily Feed



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