Stateline Strong: It Takes A Village

FREEPORT -

The United Way and the Freeport School District are teaming up to help students excel in school.

It launched a new program called, "It Takes a Village."

Organizers are looking for volunteers to come to Freeport schools every week and work with elementary school kids on academic skills, like reading and math.  School leaders say it's an opportunity for the community to help its youngest citizens get ahead.

"Build a mentoring relationship with the students... with the hopes of giving the students an extra boost," said Freeport High School Director of Human Resources Chris Shockey.

Volunteers can pick the days that best fit their schedule.  They'll also receive special training.


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