Sebastian’s reading ability was falling behind his peers until he started participating in the student2student reading program. As his ability to read grew, so too did his love of books. Now when Teresa listens to her son reading aloud, she’s amazed by how much he has improved and how much his confidence has grown.
Student readers like Sebastian, who are two years or more behind in their reading, are paired with a trained student buddy who listens to them read over the phone, two to three times each week for 18 weeks. The regular reading practice in a supportive learning environment gives young readers the confidence to improve their skills.