Provided by Colgan High School
Colgan High School is completing its first year. As a first-year school, most of a team’s focus is on team-building and developing chemistry on the field of play. This year, the girls soccer team at Colgan went one step further and took on the responsibility of mentoring elementary aged students as part of a program called Readers Are Leaders. The program pairs up high school athletes with elementary students and meets weekly to talk about school and provide mentorship to the young reading buddies in the context of a reading program. Most of the time spent is reading level-appropriate books provided to the school through the Readers Are Leaders grant program.