FSU Reads Program Begins Oct. 7

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

The Fairmont State University Reads enrichment program is accepting students for fall 2013.

The free program available to county students in kindergarten through fourth grade will begin the week of Oct. 7.  The afterschool program will be held on Mondays at Monongah Elementary and on Tuesdays in Room 215 of the Turley Student Services Center on FSU’s main campus from 4 to 5 p.m. The sessions will continue each week through Nov. 11.

Fairmont State students will serve as Reads mentors after completing an intensive training session. Each week, elementary students will hear stories, play vocabulary games and complete writing/art projects. The program is presented to enhance a child’s love of reading. Although it is not a tutoring session, emphasis is placed on good reading practices. A major goal of FSU Reads is to assist children in developing self-esteem and embracing diversity.

For more information, contact Amy Drvar, Coordinator and Assistant Director of Career Development.

To register children, contact the Reads Graduate Assistant, Sarah Williams by phone at (304) 367-4204 or by e-mail at swilliams27@students.fairmontstate.edu.

Those who call or e-mail to register a child should submit the following information:

  • Student’s name Student’s grade and school;
  • Parent/guardian name;
  • Phone number;
  • Additional information (allergies, health concerns).