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Published January 30, 2014, 05:44 PM

North Dakota organization focuses on improving children’s reading skills

Fargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) -A North Dakota reading program is making sure young students keep up with classmates.

By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY

Fargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) -A North Dakota reading program is making sure young students keep up with classmates.

North Dakota Reading Corps is a newly structured program based off a similarly titled project in Minnesota and replaces the Seeking Student Progress program.

Organizers say the new program provides more structure for adult volunteers working one-on-one every day with preschool through third grade students reading just below age appropriate proficiency.

Mollie Kidder, North Dakota Reading Corps volunteer: "I can see the difference in their confidence level. Like, when they are able to get something they maybe couldn't identify a letter "B" from a "D" , but when that hits, you can see the sparks in their eyes and just, their self-confidence go up."

The program can currently be found in 20 different sites in Fargo, West Fargo and Jamestown elementary schools.

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