SLU reading buddies helping St. Mary's School students in Canton
Monday, November 7, 2011 - 9:13 am

CANTON -- The St. Lawrence University Reading Buddies program pairs SLU student volunteers with third- and fourth-grade students at St. Mary's School in Canton to encourage reading for enjoyment.

Buddies meet once a week to spend 30 minutes taking turns reading a book, then playing games that improve reading skills.

In the photo, Hugh Neville, Class of '14, reads with St. Mary's third-grader Schuyler Kennedy.

Reading Buddies, which is now in its third year, is supported by Stewart's Shops, which made a $2,000 grant in to the program in September. (Photo by University Photographer Tara Freeman)