‘Story Ty-me’ at the Boys & Girls Club

From left are Ty, Patricia Burchill, and siblings Joelle, Semaj and Jaylyn Tomlin.

The Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck (BGCNN) recently introduced “Story Ty-me” featuring Ty the Flat-coated Retriever.

Patricia Burchill, language arts teacher at St. Clare Walker Middle School, brought her trained service dog, Ty, to the club for the first in a series of story time sessions to encourage youth to find enjoyment and build confidence in reading.

“Some kids are very shy about reading to their peers,” said education coordinator Heather Jenkins. “Ty’s presence encourages….

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