• Dorothy Mejia-Smith

Community Presence at the Lea School


GCCA’s Education Committee is poised to begin its seventh year of literacy tutoring at the Henry C. Lea School, a K-8 public school at 47th and Spruce Streets. So far, 18 volunteers have signed on for the new school year. Fifteen of them are returnees to

the program.

We’re coming off a very successful experience last year in which 19 tutors worked one-on- one with 23 first-graders. More than half of our tutees reached grade level by year’s end. All of the children made significant progress in reading.

This in-school tutoring program represents a year-long commitment of one hour a week. (There is significant flexibility, however, within this overall framework.)

Our tutors love reading and being with children. If you do, too, and can make time for a very special relationship, consider becoming a GCCA tutor. Contact Martha Ledger (mledgerx2@verizon.net) for program details.

We work closely with the school’s K-2 reading specialist, who provides materials and advises on best practices. An orientation workshop for new tutors will take place in September, and tutoring will begin in October.

Garden Court Community Association

P.O. Box 16654

Philadelphia, PA 19139-0654

info@gardencourtca.org

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