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Help yourself by helping kids read

Help yourself by helping kids read

I will soon complete my first year as a volunteer "Reading Buddy" at Milbrook Elementary School in Baltimore County. I work full-time, but I'm fortunate to have a schedule that allows me to volunteer for a couple of hours every Friday afternoon. I work with another woman who has volunteered at Milbrook for the last six years. She has become my mentor and friend.

The purpose of the Reading Room is to give students an opportunity to practice their reading skills in a quiet, small group setting. Sometimes students come to chill out, but most often they come to read a favorite book with a classmate or an adult volunteer. The students at Milbrook are an interesting melting...