Everybody Needs Some Buddy


Submitted 10 months ago
Created by
Anita Hamalainen

Read with me?

There are two (adorable) 1st Grade classes at the White River School in downtown White River Junction chomping at the bit to be paired with a reading buddy! Perhaps you? You in the back there?

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I've been reading with my buddy through the "Everybody Wins! Vermont" program for three years. My buddy has blossomed from a shy kindergartner to a sassy third grade spitfire. My buddy is always delighted to see me and is even willing to give up her lunch and recess time for our special reading time together.

Truth in advertising: my twin sons are in the 1st Grade at WRS and are eagerly awaiting their own reading buddy to visit with them. "And no, boys, your mom can't be your reading buddy."

The commitment is really quite modest...

  • 1 day/wk at WRS
  • 40 min/visit
  • read, play games, color, and talk
  • share your love of books with a Hartford child

(Not actual WRS kids, though very cute nonetheless.)

Please email Gwen & Arlene at whiteriver@everybodywinsvermont.org to learn more. The children are standing by!

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