by Sarah Anderson
On May 26, Monroe Elementary held a banquet at Der Dutchman for students and mentors who participated in Project MORE, a volunteer reading mentoring program. At the banquet, students honored their mentors for serving over 550 hours and celebrated their reading accomplishments. One of those mentors was Monroe Elementary Coordinator Martha Wilson who served over 152 hours. Wilson told the Madison Press, "...I feel that the 12 students at Monroe are very much improved in their reading skills. All the mentors receive as much reward from the program as the children."
Monroe Elementary has been using the program since October 2007.
Project MORE is a scientifically based program and has successfully increased reading levels in students with disabilities. During the 2007-2008 school year, Project MORE served more than 1600 disabled, Title 1, and at-risk students, and more than 2000 mentors served over 57,000 hours in over 100 Ohio schools.
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