Area seniors help UCS students reach even higher

Reaching Higher Across Generations

Reaching Higher Across Generations volunteers work with Dresden Elementary Literacy Specialist, Jennifer Clor.

Residents who helped build the strong foundation of Utica Community Schools are helping to make sure students can reach even higher.

More than 20 area senior citizens recently received training to be part of the district's "Reaching Higher Across Generations" - a tutoring program that pairs them with elementary students to support classroom instruction.

The recently-trained seniors are joining more than 60 other active volunteers to tutoring weekly in math, writing and reading.

"These kids are our future," said volunteer Dennis Purgatori. "We are going to need them to carry on." MORE.



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Christine M. Johns, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Caring UCS community directly impacts student achievement

There are many great reasons why our communities are recognized as great places to raise a family: exemplary schools, strong and safe neighborhoods and a thriving business community.

Underlining all of these strengths is that we live in a community where residents show care for one another, particularly when it comes to the future of children.

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