MLK Reads helps kids read at "grade level"

Second Baptist Church of Little Rock partners with the "MLK Reads" program, to provide reading tutoring for kindergarten through 3rd grade students.

The church and its members will be working to help the reading skills of students at Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School.

Governor Mike Beebe and First Lady Ginger will be on hand Monday at 9 a.m. to kick off the program, along with MLK School Principal Karen Carter and Preston Clegg, pastor of Second Baptist Church.

MLK Reads provides tutors twice a week for 50 selected children who are not reading on grade level. The program also hosts summer reading camps, provides school supplies and other family support.

The program is in partnership with the Arkansas Educational Television Network.

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