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Governor LePage and Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy Honor Maine Teen Mentors

Augusta, ME – Gov. Paul LePage and Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy President and CEO Liza McFadden will honor 14 teen mentors with Excellence Awards in leadership and service during a recognition ceremony at the Blaine House on March 31. Students mentoring in the Foundation’s Teen Trendsetters™ program assist first through third graders with reading during weekly tutoring sessions.

“I am proud of these students who serve as positive role models and leaders for their mentees,” said Gov. LePage. “Mentoring at any age during a student’s career can lead to a lifelong commitment to helping others and their community.”

Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and Detroit Parent Network Collaborate for Reading

Detroit – The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and the Detroit Parent Network are teaming up to help parents whose children are struggling readers. The Barbara Bush Foundation’s unique training system is coined as “edutainment:” training parents to be great teachers in fun and entertaining ways. The Detroit Parent Network will use this training method to encourage parents to be their child’s first and best teacher.

Teen mentors have Maine youngsters reading, and enjoying it

Bonny Eagle High School student volunteers with the Teen Trendsetters program help children at Buxton Center Elementary School build skills and enthusiasm for reading. By Susan Kimball Video Reporter skimball@pressherald.com | @SusanKimballPPH Diane Perry has a secret weapon, at least on Tuesdays and Thursdays, in the effort to get her 6-year-old granddaughter, Rhiannon, up in […]

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