Another school year is about to start. Lauren is going into 5th grade. This should be an exciting time for her. Except she doesn’t want to go back to school. She says the work is too hard and the other kids tease her.
You see, Lauren doesn’t read at a 5th grade level. She really barely reads at a 2nd grade level. So keeping up with school work is next to impossible for her.
But there is hope. This year Lauren will have a tutor work with her on her reading skills. With that help and some hard work on Lauren’s part, she will be able to greatly improve her reading skills and catch up.
All this is thanks to AR Kids Read, a community organization that has an in school tutoring program where volunteers meet with students, working one-on-one or in small groups to assist students to read at grade level. AR Kids Read is supported by many churches, as well as businesses and organizations in the Little Rock area.
As little as 30 minutes a week with a student can change the course of their life. Help make this a great year for Lauren and her fellow students.