Last school year, 15 parishioners helped 2nd graders at Troost Elementary learn to read, one lunch hour at a time. If you’re interested in reading with a student in their classroom, one-on-one, for a half hour each week during the school year, come find out more about Lead to Read KC, the program we partnered with last year, and will be part of again this year. Meet the readers who participated in the program at a social hosted by Christie Makar, St. Peter’s Lead to Read liaison, on Wednesday, August 23, at 7 p.m. RSVP by e-mailing Charlie Murphy, Urban Village Youth Sub-Committee Chair, at or call him at 816-678-6366.
Last year’s readers were: Kathleen Barry, Nancy Caccamo, Kathleen Chaney, Maria Gillcrist, Paula Holmquist, Len Jennings, Julie Kramer, Gary Kruger, Kathy Lee, Beth Madden, Kathleen Madden Riley, Barbara Maher, John Maher, Christie Makar, Katie Miller, Charlie Murphy, Leslie Shevlin, Julie Spaeth, and Paul Toigo.