Being able to read to a peer without the pressure of being in class gave Emerald the courage to try reading the words she didn’t know.
“She looked forward to time on the phone with her buddy; she found it quite enjoyable,” said Rhonda. “It boosts their confidence. They're not being made to feel like the silly one in the class.”
Now Emerald has her eye on an even longer book. And with high school underway, she has started setting some big goals.
“I want to be either a doctor or a firefighter, because seeing people hurt and no one is helping them makes me feel really sad,” said Emerald.
Rhonda is so grateful to you for giving Emerald the chance to do her best.