Thursday, March 7, 2013

Read, Think, Share serving 400 students

In 2007, a small group of Navajo students in New Mexico and a handful of Amherst College students met online to read and discuss books – and Read, Think, Share was born.

It’s six years later now, and Read Think, Share is serving 400 students this academic year. That’s 400 students in daily contact with a college student who can be a discussion partner, an academic cheerleader, and a role model

Combining motivated college-age reading mentors with middle and high school students has proved a recipe for success: students are reading and writing – and reporting increased skills and confidence thanks to the program. Most importantly, we’ve seen students who start by declaring that they hate reading become enthusiastic readers.

We couldn’t be more proud of the students we’ve worked with, or more grateful for the fantastic mentors who have taken the journey with them!

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