A Local club is putting students on the fast track, just by reading them a book. Volunteers with a local rotary club say sharing a good story is an important part of a student’s success. They can already see the difference.
Fred Anderson volunteer once a week and spends an hour of reading with first graders at Mark Twain Elementary School, “I love it. The kids are just wonderful to work with.”
“Statistically kids that have interaction with an adult, reading for at least 20 minutes a day or on a regular basis they do better overall life, in terms of income and their success,” says Scott Naumann, past president for Bettendorf Rotary Club.
That’s one reason why they came up with a reading program. 13 volunteers visit all the elementary schools in Bettendorf.