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September 29, 2012

WO-C CISD, local churches ‘Build Great Readers’ through volunteer partnership

PINEHURST — New volunteers are entering West Orange–Stark Elementary classrooms to help the West Orange–Cove Consolidated Independent School District “Build Great Readers” through a community partnership with area churches.

“We are excited that we can partner with our churches to help service the children in our community. We recognize that we serve the same people and we hope that this is the start of even more partnerships in the future,” Superintendent James Colbert said.

The Build Great Readers partnership originated through a series of luncheons with local pastors which began when Colbert became Superintendent of West Orange-Cove CISD. The luncheons provided the opportunity to update church leaders regarding happenings within the WO-C CISD school system and also provided pastors an opportunity to ask questions about the District.

The Build Great Reader partnership project evolved from the participating churches and West Orange-Cove CISD committing to the development of a partnership project to serve the community.

“I am excited about it and the potential of the clergy and the school coming together to work on the climate and culture. It is also a great opportunity for the community to see the churches working together,” Demetrius Moffett, Pastor of the First Church of God, said.

The pilot BGR program matches volunteer partners to kindergarten through grade five classrooms. Volunteers spend 45 minutes one day weekly reading to or with individual students or small groups of students. During these reading sessions, volunteers assist students with word pronunciation, vocabulary, and comprehension. 

Pastors took information about the Build Great Readers program to their congregations and asked for their support as volunteers. 

“I presented it in a sermon as an opportunity to have an impact on young children’s live through an education outreach opportunity. Everyone wants to have a positive impact and make a difference. What better way is there to do that than with kids,” Tony Hoefner, Pastor of First United Methodist Church said.

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