Real Men Read

KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) The Wyoming Valley West School District and a local nonprofit have launched a new program to promote literacy.
 
     The United Way of Wyoming Valley started the "Real men Read" initiative in the Wilkes-Barre School District last year.


       Today it was introduced to the students at Schuyler Avenue elementary.


       The program connects volunteer mentors from the community with kindergarten classes in schools with high risk students.
 Many children are interacting with women throughout the day. Some families are single parent homes and the moms are reading to children. So its really exciting when a man comes into the classroom and really shows that love of reading and learning. " Said Jennifer Deemer, of the United Way of Wyoming Valley
 
     Riggs Asset Management and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation provided the grants to make the program possible.


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