Worcester Telegram and Gazette – Assumption Book Buddy Good Pal to Young Readers

By Margaux Finan ’13

The Assumption College Book Buddies program was recently featured in the Worcester Telegram and Gazette’s “Town News section”. Offered through the College’s Reach-Out Center, the Book Buddy program is a volunteer-based effort that helps pairs Assumption students with members of Kathleen Meagher’s second grade classroom at Nelson Place Community School during their reading groups and with literacy activities. The classroom volunteers provide extra attention to students who are struggling and reading below grade level by reading with them, aiding in various classroom activities and act as an extra set of eyes and ears during classroom instruction or during one-on-one practice.

An excerpt from the article appears below:

Indeed, according to Ms. Meagher, the students look forward to the day when their Book Buddy comes and she can often expect that her students will rise to the occasion. “They tend to be very well behaved when they are here,” she said with a laugh, “because they will have more time with them if they are.”

Read the rest of the story at: http://www.telegram.com/article/20110421/FLASH/104219565

Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College
ke.dunbar@assumption.edu @AssumptionNews