Literacy Program Brings Back Pen Pals

. April 27, 2020.
letter1

Partners in Education’s Mentors in Toledo Schools are continuing their literacy program through the lost art of letter writing.

The group typically tutors and mentors Toledo Public School children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade in person, but COVID-19 has required the volunteers to get creative. They are sending the students letters, encouraging them to keep up with their studies while prompting the kids to send them a letter in return. 

“Students had been receiving extra literacy help from mentors and tutors four days a week at school,” says Michelle Klinger, Partners in Education’s Executive Director. “We were looking for a really personal way to engage both our volunteers and our students who don’t all have access to technology. So, we thought…why not pen pals?” 

To learn more about Partners in Education, call 419-242-2122 or visit partnerstoledo.org

Trending

Ode to the ZIP Code 2021!

For the sixth year in a row, Adams Street Publishing has teamed up with The Fair Housing Center, The Arts Commission and the Toledo Lucas County Public Library for the Ode to the ZIP Code poetry contest.

January Home Maintenance

By Lisa Alleman Add these home maintenance tips to your 2021 Resolutions The holidays are behind us once again along with December’s flurry of activity and family focus. As we begin another year, the care of our homes is a worthwhile focus. These January Home Maintenance tips will help you start the year out right!

2021 Resolutions: Planning for the world after 2020

A worldwide pandemic, a contentious national election and a renewed examination of racism in America, accompanied by hurricanes, fires and even murder hornets, made 2020 a once-in-a-lifetime year.  “The hardest thing for people to get used to in 2020 was the lack of predictability,” explained Matt Rizzo, CEO and president of A Renewed Mind, a

RESTAURANTS OFFERING HEALTHY OPTIONS Need to take off five pounds after the holidays? 

  Happy New Year!  Did you eat your way through the holidays?  Need or want to shed a few pounds?  Still want to enjoy restaurant fare?  Diets and restaurants are not necessarily incompatible.  The USDA gives these tips for making healthy choices at restaurants.  Drink water, split  meals, pick salads full of vegetables with dressing