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Read2Succeed and AARP Foundation Experience Corps are two initiatives started by Read United to fight back the alarming statistics of illiteracy in Georgia. These programs recruit volunteers to tutor kindergarten through 3rd grade kids in literacy and reading comprehension.
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Paula Newman, mother of three and grandmother of four, keeps herself busy during her retirement years by volunteering with Read United. As a former middle school teacher for 21 years, elementary counselor, and high school counselor, her passion for helping the upcoming generation is infused in her DNA.
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Virginia Gallemore’s passion for helping the upcoming generation flows through her veins like the Ocmulgee River flows through Macon. As a Macon native, Virginia has seen generations of children pass through the city schools and has personally helped many of those students find their way to success.
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Herschel Kirkland, a junior at Mercer University, believes that volunteering is crucial to community success. However, he doesn’t just talk the talk. He walks it out every single week by volunteering with Read2Succeed.
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Rhonda Koplin, an AARP Foundation Experience Corps volunteer, spends her Wednesday mornings at Porter Elementary tutoring six students. Her adventure with Read United started in the fall of 2016 where she wanted to do even more with her retirement years.
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International traveler, lover of books, and lifelong teacher are just a few of the many titles that Ms. Frieda Campbell-Peltier holds. Frieda brings her love of education to 16 Macon-Bibb County students at Brookdale Elementary through Read United’s AARP Foundation Experience Corps reading initiative.
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