Reading Buddies expands connections

Chesapeake Academy reading buddies Ryann Kenner and Shannon Wilson connect on Zoom to share their love of reading. Reading Buddies have been a popular outlet for homebound students with some very real benefits.

While 2020 has brought many challenges particularly in schools, it has also inspired some genuinely stellar innovations and collaborations. Quarantining at home kept community students healthy, but it also created some lonesome kids, some scrambling teachers and some heavily-tasked parents! 

Reading Buddies to the rescue! Chesapeake Academy head of school Julie Duvall polled middle school students to see who might mentor younger readers and which lower school students might love an older reading buddy. These online partnerships kept reading at the forefront…

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