Thanks mentors for Britton-Macon School reading program

To the Editor,

I would like to thank the S.K.I.P. (Successful Kids Involved People) reading program mentors from Britton-Macon school. These generous mentors have given the gift of time all school year to help elementary students become better readers. These community members are from all walks of life and are devoted to helping children become successful.

Nearly 80 mentors come together in the classroom to mentor one-on-one with an elementary student in grades one through five. This translates to thousands of dollars worth of volunteer hours given to the students and our school. The mentor’s  session with their student is one-half hour long, and consists of oral reading, spelling, writing and an active learning lesson.

Our group volunteers one or more days a week to the program, and can have one or severlal different students to work with. We run three sessions four days a week, and mentors spend as much as one and one-half hours working with students. Mentors and students bond and become special friends over the course of the school year. The generous gift of time spent with the children is priceless and we applauded each and every one of our mentors. The time spent with each student is a valuable investment in their future. We would like to thank you again for all your devotion to the children. We wish for our mentors a super summer vacation, and are looking forward to seeing them back in the fall of the 2009-2010 school year!

Ms. Cookie Smith-Kish
Mrs. Sandy Miller
S.K.I.P. Reading Program
Britton-Macon School

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