The anonymous donors funding the Readers Creating Readers program at Hamilton Elementary School have provided a new $100,000 gift to continue the program at Hamilton, and add a similar program at Northside Elementary School.
About 120 students at Hamilton were involved last year in the special tutoring program funded by a previous $50,000 gift to LPEF. The donors, who also have provided food, clothing and toiletries for needy students, wanted students to have more time reading with an adult. They conceived a program to hire parents and others – providing them with extra income while helping students improve skills.
Due to the initial success, the donors will continue funding for Hamilton and support a similar program at Northside. The gift will pay tutor salaries for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years.
Read more about the program in this post from May 2017, and link to a video about the project.