Reader to Reader would like to thank Community Bank, N.A. for their sponsorship of our Read, Think, Share program in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Thanks to Community Bank’s generous support, 46 children at Alice Beal Elementary are reading and corresponding daily with our college reading mentors.
The innovative Read, Think, Share mentoring program partners students from low-income backgrounds with college student mentors. The students and mentors read books and discuss them online in a secure forum. Students have the opportunity to select books from a wide range of titles that suit their personal interests. The program not only provides the students with positive feedback and academic support, but also time spent corresponding with strong role models.