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Meriden Parents Work with Seniors to Help Kids with Reading

Meriden Parents Work with Seniors to Help Kids with Reading

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Source/Author: Meriden
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Early Literacy, Parent Leadership & Engagement
Date: January 28, 2010

Full Description: We all know there are not enough resources to help students these days, but many of us just shake our heads and wish that things were different. Not Meriden parents Cathy Lewis and Donna Mordarski. Cathy Lewis was frustrated because her niece, who was having reading problems, was on a waiting list to get extra help in school. Help did not come quickly enough, though, and her niece was held back a grade. Rather than dwell on the lack of services, Cathy, a Meriden Parent Leadership Training Institute graduate, and Donna Mordarski decided to do something to help children who were struggling with reading.