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The buddy system; Kindergarten students experience reading with Hormel employees

2015 Austin Reading Program
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February 18, 2015

Austin Daily Herald

Five-year-old Amelia Moore pointed excitedly to the word “hello” and said she recognized the letter “H.” “I know this one,” she said to her adult reading buddy, Katie Larson.

Larson is one of 60 Hormel Foods Corp. employees who gives up her lunch period every Tuesday to take a school bus to Woodson Kindergarten Center and read to her student buddy. The effort is a partnership between the school and company through Everybody Wins Minnesota.