Developing a Love of Reading

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For the 22nd year, volunteers from BAE Systems in Greenlawn are volunteering their time to enrich the lives of first-grade students at Harley Avenue Primary School. Each week, ten BAE Systems volunteers meet with their selected students and read with them for 30 minutes.
 
During their time together, the volunteers and students take turns reading and engaging in reading-related activities. The program helps build a child’s confidence in reading out loud, in addition to serving as a way for students to spend time reading outside the classroom setting.
 
According to Deb Bingham, a BAE Systems volunteer, “Our company is very involved with community service, and this is a way for me to get involved in my community, as well.”