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Volunteer Spotlight- April 2019

Congratulations to our Reading Buddy of the Month – Candice Davis! Ms. Davis has been a fantastic Reading Buddy since she started at Martin Luther King Academy in SAISD. She learned about the SAYL Reading Buddy Program through her company, CPS Energy. “CPS Energy believes in volunteering and has always encouraged us to volunteer. I appreciate the fact that my management is flexible and allows me to do this,” states Davis.

She has done an exceptional job working with her students. Having witnessed one of Candice’s tutoring sessions it is apparent that her students have already gained so much confidence in reading, having only worked with her for such a short time. Her enthusiasm and energy when reading with the students is such an inspiration and truly a great example for all. “I like to read and I like to encourage the kids to read. Reading is the foundation to everything,” added Davis.

Ms. Davis is just one of many truly amazing Reading Buddies and we say thank you to all who continue to work with us and support us in our mission towards achieving excellence in youth literacy.


Mary Flannigan