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United Way of Acadiana and Junior League of Lafayette work together for elementary students in the community

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Filling up tote bags full of books for Summer Reading Program

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 3:33pm

United Way of Acadiana and the Junior League of Lafayette are working together to help out first and second graders around Lafayette.  They were working hard today stuffing tote bags for the elementary students for their summer reading program.  Each student is receiving five books in a tote bag to take home and read over the summer.

"This is extremely important to the children in Acadiana.  We want to make reading accessible to all kids and by providing them with reading material that's age appropriate, they'll have access to that material during the summer time.  When they're bored sometimes, we want them really to think about reading," says Keler Williams, director volunteer mobilization for United Way of Acadiana.

The program hapes that this will increase the kids' reading ability, vocabulary development, and reading fluency over the summer.

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