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First lady Laura Bush and Gov. Jeb Bush joined about teens on July 26 for a luncheon to celebrate the fourth annual Teen Trendsetters Reading Mentor summit. The teens will volunteer -- along with other students they recruit -- as reading mentors at Carillon, CasselberryForest City, Goldsboro, Highlands, Keeth, Lawton, Longwood and Stenstrom elementary schools.
HUDSON — Bentley Zerwas has a fine sense of humor, something that has not escaped the notice of Natalie Santos, who gets a taste of it during their Thursday afternoon reading sessions in the media center at Northwest Elementary School. You might say the two have become buddies of sorts, even though there's a bit of an age gap. Each Thursday when school lets out at Hudson High, Santos and a group of peers in the Teen Trendsetters program make the short trek to the elementary school.
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WHEREAS, Brookhaven native, Laura Lee Lewis, has taken the initiative to lead the charge in becoming the state's leading and shining example of improving the literacy rate of families and students through steps undertaken to create a Mississippi Chapter of Teen Trendsetters Reading Mentors Program; and. WHEREAS, an award-winning mentoring program sponsored by the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, Teen Trendsetters understand the importance of reading when it comes to future success in school and life, prompting teens to get involved in a manner that allows them to help boost a young person's reading skills and sense of personal achievement; and. WHEREAS, the functional success of the programs is premised on Lead Teen Trendsetters and an advisor from an area high school working with a neighboring elementary school, pairing approximately 15 teens with 15 younger students once a week for one-hour mentoring sessions, getting to know one another and spending valuable time reading and enjoying other educational activities; and.
Improve reading skills of Jackson, Mississippi, public school students, gradeswho are currently reading below grade level, through support of mentoring relationships with teens. Thriving Children Jan. Promote positive school climates and racial equity by addressing racial bias in discipline, building resource equity and culturally responsive schools and ending school pushout.
Students who enter the program sign a contract with their parents to read to them at least twice a week. Mentees are assigned a teen mentor who meets with them weekly, working together to improve reading. Mentees also receive a home library over the course of the school year.
Our involvement was in keeping with the goals of Florida Trend's NEXT, a magazine we produce and distribute to nearlyhigh school students each fall. I thought it was a great success that 30 teens took part in the program that first year. Then when Gov. Jeb Bush took time to be personally involved in the training summit, it was obvious that the program had the support it needed to grow.
The Teen Trendsetters Reading Mentoring program TTRM is a volunteer opportunity for high school students to assist third grade students with enhancing their reading strategies. Trendsetter mentors attend a mandatory training arranged by the Dividends office and receive training guides for the thematic reading selections. There is a Teen Trendsetter advisor for the elementary mentees and the high school mentors.
She said one of her elementary teachers, Pam Fearn, made her feel special. She called the Barbara Bush Foundation to find out how she could bring the Teen Trendsetters mentoring program to Mississippi. Teen Trendsetters is a one-on-one, weekly reading program where high school students mentor k-3 students. Twenty-two high school seniors volunteered their time to read to the children at Mamie Martin Elementary School.