H.U.G. TESTIMONIALS

 Susan French-Epps Principal, Lincoln Performing Arts School

Susan French-Epps
Principal, Lincoln Performing Arts School

Helping our struggling students to learn to read is an investment in the future of our country. We know that children who are competent readers are much more likely to succeed later in life and excel in all other content areas in addition to language arts. When a community embraces the education of each child, miracles can happen.
I want to speak about the power of the H.U.G. program for our 2nd grade students. Parents and volunteers come in each Wednesday and work with students on a sound plan. Part of the reason for its success is the consistency and structure of the program. The H.U.G. volunteers are reliable and are present. The program has sound activities that are proven to raise the level of reading achievement. Additionally, the volunteers build positive relationships with students. Our students look forward to the program and will remind us when it is a H.U.G. day. It is another strategy that our school relies on to move each child closer to our 3rd grade reading pledge of having all students on grade level in reading by the third grade. The enthusiasm and passion that Ms. Broussard shows as coordinator is infectious.
 
 Bill Perkins Principal, Wilder Elementary

Bill Perkins
Principal, Wilder Elementary