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The Virginia Beach READS mentoring program earns state honors

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Posted at 4:45 PM, Mar 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-20 16:45:22-04

Virginia Beach, Va. – The Virginia Beach READS mentoring program earned a state award for Outstanding Mentoring Program.

This program is a collaborative partnership between Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS), Virginia Beach GrowSmart and the Virginia Beach Office of Volunteer Resources.

Their goal is to help Virginia Beach students read proficiently by the third grade.

Mentors provide yearlong academic support in literacy using reading, language and writing activities developed by instructional specialists in the school division’s Department of Teaching

Award recipients were recognized during VMP’s 14th Annual Virginia Mentoring Awards event and conference on March 17.