2019 United Way Annual Report - Page 28



“He’s very inquisitive with me,” Heather says.
“I have been an avid reader since I could read,”
“He’ll say ‘Why does this word have this letter?
she says. “I read … I don’t know how many
Why does this word have to look like this?’ ”
books a year, and I want to instill that in Amare.
Tutoring helps me do that in a small way. It’s
Now in her second year of tutoring at the Y,
just an hour a week, but that could make a big
Heather knows how important learning to read
difference.”
was to her own development and loves seeing
that growth in her students.
Omeka says she knows Amare is strong-willed
and will continue to excel in school.
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