WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Schools in Tippecanoe County gave thanks this week to volunteers and teachers for their work with the "Read to Succeed" program.
It's the third year for the initiative, which helps improve young students' reading skills. Each week, 425 volunteers are in nearly 200 classrooms across Tippecanoe County, helping kids in grades K-3 with reading proficiency.
Team Leader and volunteer Gary Henriott says the program is working.
"We're beginning to see quantitatively the difference it makes, but we certainly have heard qualitatively a lot of remarks from the parents of the students, from the teachers, from the volunteers about the excitement they have with the program," says Henriott.
News 18's Dan Klein volunteers with the program at Klondike Elementary. Jamie Jackson works with kids at Cumberland Elementary.
Overall, 11 of 19 elementary schools across the county currently participate in the program. Next year, the program is expanding to 15 schools.
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