CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Wilson College students have been volunteering as tutors for the children of students in its Women with Children program for three years, but a new partnership with the Franklin County Literacy Council will provide tutors to work with adults in the community.
There are 45 children in the college's program, according to Jessica King, a communications major from Butler, Pa., who has worked in the college's literacy program for three years.
"I have 13 in my part of the program," said Virginia Fishbach, a psychology and sociology major from Gettysburg, Pa. Most of them are under the age of 3 and she works with those children and their mothers with activities such as parent-child story time.
"It's not just a drop-off program," said Fishbach, noting the student mothers work with the children. For a smaller group of students between the ages of 4 and 12, she teaches basic reading skills and assists with homework.