Dr. Don reads with his "buddy".
Today's post is dear to my heart. One perk of retirement is that you get to do things you didn't have time for before. The S.T.A.I.R. (Start The Adventure In Reading) program at my church is one of them. Four days a week, second graders from four inner city schools come to our church after school for a snack (a really big deal) and reading instruction with a one on one tutor. Since each student comes twice a week, that means they have two different tutors who can't wait to listen to them read, teach, praise, and encourage them! Some of the tutors are retired like me, and others are businessmen, high school students, community volunteers, doctors, etc. Most are from our church but thankfully we have dedicated volunteers from other area churches who join us. One thing we all have in common is the desire to help these girls and boys acquire the joy of reading and help them get better at doing just that! Periodically throughout the year, the families of the students are invited to come for supper at the church. Last night was the first family supper of the year. A grand turnout where the families were able to meet the tutors and enjoy time together. A special thank you must go to Anna James and Evelyn Puckett who run the STAIR program like a well oiled machine. What a blessing this program is to our community and our church as well.
The Tune du Jour is " Wonderful World" by Art Garfunkel, James Taylor and Paul Simon!
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