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Colleges Students Tutoring for America Reads Featured

The Colleges' America Reads program was featured in the June 4 Finger Lakes Times story “HWS students tutor area youth in reading”. The article described the program, in which students work with second-and third-graders as part of their Federal Work Study grants or as volunteers. This year, 60 America Reads tutors worked with 65 area elementary students at West Street Elementary, North Street Elementary, and St. Francis-St. Stephen's School in Geneva as well as Border City Multiage School in Waterloo and Romulus Elementary. Over the past five years, more than 500 college and elementary students have participated. “The children receive one-on-one attention; our students gain important skills while learning the value of mentoring; the schools get extra help; and the Colleges are able to give back to the community,” said program director and Assistant Director of Public Service Jenna Logue. The original AR lesson plan was developed by Professor Charles Temple. Temple has provided training and support for the tutors throughout the years.