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FYI: Malone Plans Summer Reading Program

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July 10, 2007 – Senate Vice-President Senator Shawn-Michael Malone announced he plans to start a summer pilot program for his "Reading to Achieve" Book Club Program in two summer camps in St. Thomas.
"With the success our "Reading to Achieve" Book Club Program has seen in the past two years, we have decided to try a summer pilot program with two summer camps who initially expressed interest," Malone said. "I have always said that I believe it will take a community-wide effort to truly surpass national literacy standards in the Virgin Islands but it is definitely feasible. This is just another step in that effort. I must say, I'm very pleased that we will have the opportunity to try this program with summer camps," Malone added.
The Lutheran Church of the Reformation Summer Program and Camp Funtastic will host the "Reading to Achieve" Pilot Program. "I want to thank these camps for not only believing in our Book Club Program, but also for taking an interest in improving our student's literacy skills. This is the kind of collaborative effort that will truly foster higher literacy scores on standardized tests. These camps should be commended. If we experience the same kind of success as we have seen in the schools, then we can look forward at going full force with more summer camps next summer," Malone concluded.

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