Reading Assistance

Reading Assistance

With the exception of one year, the Book Partner Mentor/Tutor Program has been in operation within the Perry School System since 2001. The program is aimed at 2nd graders who are below the 2nd grade reading level at the beginning of the school year. This program has been highly successful in helping these students catch up and often advance into the 3rd grade level of reading by the end of the school year.

Reading Assistance Award

The success of this program rests on the shoulders of great coordinators and a staff of dedicated volunteers who devote 2 hours a week to sit with their students. The mentors meet with their students for an hour each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon right after school is out. A new feature for the 2016-2017 school year is that for those students who need it, a bus will take them home after their session is over.

The students have an opportunity for some recreational activities and a snack between the end of their class sessions and the start of their tutoring sessions. The mentors are provided with a schedule of activities to use with their students that help them to expand their vocabulary, practice reading, and help them with retention of what they have read.

We can always use more Mentor/Tutors for this program. We consistently receive positive feedback about how rewarding it is to build strong relationships with these young students, and to see the progress that they make throughout the school year. If you would like to become a part of this program that is impacting young lives, contact the LGCO office at 517-651-6846 or email .

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Funding Partners (2019 - 2020 School Year)
1. From Shiawassee Community Foundation:
A. The Alford and Alice Emmert Youth Fund
B. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation Youth Advisory Council Fund
2. Private Anonymous Donation
Funding Partners (2018 - 2019 School Year)
1. Meijer Store of Corunna
2. The Perry Masonic Lodge
3. Greater Perry Lions Club
4. Morrice United Methodist Church
5. Private Anonymous Donation
6. From the Shiawassee Community Foundation:
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation Youth Advisory Council Fund