Volunteer program helps elementary students with reading
By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor
There’s an old saying that it takes a village to raise a child. At MFL MarMac Elementary School, community volunteers are taking that to heart by helping students with their reading skills.
It’s all part of the school’s reading volunteer program, organized this year by Heidi Meyer, who handles literacy intervention.
Through the program, each elementary student gets one-on-one reading time, for five minutes each week, with a community volunteer. Volunteers support kids on sounding out tough words and also talk about the book, Meyer said.