Sunday, February 28, 2010

New Volunteer Program Helps Students Power Up Reading Skills

In support of the Year of the School Volunteer, business and community members are invited to participate in POWER UP!, a special program that focuses on helping third graders build vocabulary and word study skills. The program will begin in March at five elementary schools: Bayview Terrace, Fletcher, Lee, Sherman and Whitman. Volunteers will be specially trained to work one-on-one with students for 30 minutes, 2-3 times a week for a 6-week period. For more information on this and other school volunteer opportunities, please visit the Year of the School Volunteer website or contact Ellen Tiffany, community relations manager, at (619)725-5594 or