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In2Books (ePals Foundation)
February 4, 2011

This has been a wonderful experience for me during the past two years I have participated. The communication with the administrators is great. The interaction with the teachers is always current and informative and, best of all, the letters back and forth with my pen pal have been wonderful. I love to read, have a full time job and am otherwise very busy. This is a commitment I can keep - reading books, writing letters and encouraging the young readers to grow and stretch in their own reading and writing development.

I hope to continue with this program for many years into the future. I cannot imagine a more worthwhile endeavor than to continue encouraging children to read and offering mentoring in the bargain.

How fun is it to have a friend who is reading the same book and who can talk about it with you?

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My student last year - a boy - told me all about himself as well as answered questions about the book and came up with thought provoking questions on his own. This year's student, a girl, is every bit as engaged and even gives me encouragement by telling me I write really good letters and ask questions which make her think hard!

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would eliminate snow days - just kidding about that! This is a very well run organization, I am hard pressed to find any suggestions for change.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I read books and write letters to students to discuss the books.