St. Lucie schools aim to improve reading skills of students

Posted at 1:10 PM, Aug 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-15 13:10:47-04

St. Lucie County schools are rolling out a new program aimed at improving the reading skills of students.

It's called St. Lucie Soars.

People from different businesses and government organizations across the county will be tutoring and mentoring kids.

They'll go through special training that will prepare them to help teach and then they'll volunteer weekly to come in and read with students.

"We're going to be working with our government agencies, city of Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, as well as different... Chamber of Commerce...I'll be doing it as well as my staff, so we're looking forward to it,” St. Lucie County School Superintendent Wayne Gent said.

Superintendent Gent says community volunteers will be working mostly with kids in kindergarten through third grade.