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Program helps at-risk kids improve in reading and math

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The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce and Joplin School's Bright Futures program celebrates the TREK program with a bowling party.

The 100 volunteers are helping at-risk kids one day a week to improve elementary students achievement in reading and math.

Organizers say this program is beneficial to the students and school district.

"It is a fun time, but it's not a play time," says Cary Beasley of the Joplin Chamber of Commerce.  "So they have been working hard and they really deserve it.  Most of these students will improve their reading and math skills by at least a grade level and so it's just a reward for all the hard work that they put into it."

The TREK program is wanting the number of volunteers to increase for next year.

You can offer your help by calling the Joplin Chamber and asking for Cary Beasley.

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