Westbrook-Gorham Rotary has been volunteering in a reading program at Gorham's Village School since early December 2016.  This reading program was started by VP Kate Wight in close collaboration with Jacquie Lortie, Literacy Specialist at the Village School and Principal Brian Porter. Kate was inspired during the 2016 District Training Assembly where she learned about a similar program that has been supported by Brunswick area Rotary clubs for several years.
Each volunteer reads with three children per visit, working with each child for about 20 minutes at a time. The children read aloud from books or lessons provided by their teachers.  Two volunteers are reading with second graders and three are reading with first graders.  The program will continue through this school year and will be followed up by a debrief with the team over the summer.
Pictured here are: Woody Beach, Kate Wight, Principal Brian Porter, Ethan Johnson, Christine Johnson, and Steve Rand