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Partner in Education

Arkansas Children’s Hospital is proud to be a Partner in Education with King Elementary School, located just two blocks from ACH.  Employees participate in a variety of activities each year such as judging science fairs and art contests, cheering on students at the King Walk, and providing cooking classes in the afterschool program.  Many employee volunteers also serve as tutors for students through MLK Reads, a program coordinated by another school partner, Second Baptist Church downtown.  This one-on-one tutoring program is designed to provide extra reading time for students who are reading below grade level so they might improve their skills to reach grade level reading or above.  Studies have shown that a student who can’t read on grade level by 3rd grade is four times less likely to graduate high school than a child who does read proficiently by that time.