Area seniors help UCS students reach even higher
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.