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Region 15 Schools

Thank you to our America Reads volunteers!

During the school year, America Reads volunteers worked with elementary students in small groups or in one-on-one sessions, devoting at least 2 hours a week to the school. They attended monthly meetings/trainings to develop tutoring skills and strategies -sharing their talents and skills with our community. 10 America Reads volunteers shared their time in the four elementary schools in Region 15 during the 2023-24 school year.

Pictured are: Chris Wermuth, Long Meadow Elementary School (LMES) Principal, America Reads volunteer Carol Cesca, Maria Milo, LMES Assistant Principal, America Reads volunteer Trish Lindenman, America Reads volunteer Joann Smith, and Christina O’Neill, LMES Media Specialist, at a breakfast reception recognizing  LMES volunteers at the school last week.

America Reads is a program coordinated by The New Opportunities Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). RSVP is part of AmeriCorps Seniors under the umbrella of AmeriCorps, a federally funded program. AmeriCorps Seniors is the largest senior networking service providing a variety of volunteer opportunities.