Auntie’s Angels – Big Island adopted their second school this past summer, Kahakai Elementary, along with their three-year-old program at Hookena Elementary School. Now, approximately 1,000 students are in the charity’s Reading Club.
The Reading Club is where teachers set the goals and select the students, top reader and most improved readers. These students are invited to a pizza party held by Auntie’s Angels and their volunteers. Pizza, treat bags and certificates are handed out by surprise guests.
Tutor Tuesdays was also started at Kahakai, where trained volunteers are read to, mainly to help first and second graders improve their skills, or for students who have no one to read to at home.
The first pizza party was held at Kahakai last Wednesday with approximately 72 students selected by their teachers, two from each classroom, one top reader and one most improved reader.