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Retiree chooses adventure as a volunteer reading mentor

Retiree chooses adventure as a volunteer reading mentor

Shortly after her retirement, most expected Marianne Marlow to spend her time enjoying exotic trips around the world. Instead, Marianne chooses an adventure as a volunteer, sharing her reading talents with both young readers and adult learners in the Rockford community. Marianne, a Rockford resident, volunteers through multiple organizations, such as United Way of Rock River Valley, to improve literacy in Rockford. She began working as a United Way I READ reading mentor this past school year, connecting with two Kindergarten students at...

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Volunteer reading mentor makes relationship building a priority with her student

Volunteer reading mentor makes relationship building a priority with her student

When Jo Ellen Born signed up as a reading mentor for the I READ program she was no stranger to helping girls work through social issues, and was certainly not new to the world of teaching. She was, however, new to the area and Jo Ellen wanted to put her years of teaching middle school and high school science to good use. Although perhaps initially intending to find something more in her niche, Jo Ellen decided to volunteer through United Way’s I READ program. “I’ve spent years helping adolescent girls work through identity and developmental...

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