Judson ISD

Literacy Mentors Help Make A Difference

Research indicates that adults who mentor children reduce the dropout rate and can increase a student's academic performance. Knowing this, several central office staff signed up this semester to serve as a Literacy Mentor of Distinction. JISD Counselors worked collaboratively with department secretary, Ms Y. Romero to identify students in grades K-2 who could use a literacy mentor. Each week, mentors gave up a bit of their lunch time to read with their mentee, in an effort to promote literacy and establish a positive relationship with a child. In appreciation for the semester work, a special luncheon was provided for mentees, mentors and counselors. Superintendent Dr. Montoya joined the celebration, thanking everyone for their positive contributions. Although the lunch and festivities were enjoyable, the biggest highlight for the students was touring the Educational Resource Center. Special thanks to Ms. Stamper from Scholastic Books for the literature donation.

 

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