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Community Leaders Help Children Learn to Read

[Source: The Tuscaloosa News]

On Thursday, Cheryl Fondren read a children’s book.


The Success by 6 director read the book “The Day You Begin,” by Jacqueline Woodson in front of her cellphone at the offices of United Way of West Alabama.


She is one of more than 30 community leaders who have volunteered to read a book for kids over the course of the summer as part of the Leaders Are Readers program.


The reading sessions are recorded then distributed to children in the kindergarten through third grade in the Tuscaloosa City Schools through the website tuscaloosareads.org.


“It’s a great feeling to know that you are helping children be more successful because, if we can give them the tools to read, we are giving them the keys to success for life,” Fondren said.


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