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Frostburg State University Offering Free Tutoring for Students in Grades K-8

Frostburg State University’s A STAR! (Appalachian Service Through Action and Resources) in Western Maryland is accepting applications for its Read to Succeed program. Read to Succeed is for students in grades kindergarten through eight in the Allegany, Mineral and Garrett county school districts.

The program aims to raise students’ academic achievement levels by 15 percent and instill a love of learning to enhance a child’s self-esteem. Read to Succeed promotes positive learning skills while targeting the individual needs of children. All students are welcome to attend, and parents are welcome to observe mentoring sessions.

The Read to Succeed program offers an array of mentoring activities using proven strategies to support one-on-one assistance for students in reading and mathematics. Middle school students will also receive higher education preparation information concerning study habits and time management skills. Mentors are trained volunteers from FSU’s student body.

Read to Succeed operates from two main sites in Allegany County – the South Cumberland Library and FSU.

The program offers mentoring services Monday through Thursday nights at various times. Applications are accepted throughout the school year on a first-come, first-served basis.

To enroll a student or students, contact Read to Succeed program coordinator Jamie Irvine at 301-687-4191 or

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258. -end-

For further information on this release, contact:

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Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
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