GR_readacross2The Grafton Job Corps Center Human Services Worker (HSW) class read to middle school students at Girls Inc. and the South Grafton Elementary School as part of Read Across America Day. Grafton was pleased to take part in this important national initiative to raise literacy awareness and motivate young people to read.

Students Ronza Gross, Sabrina Lambert, Noelle Lee, and Kayla Molfetto visited Girls Inc. in Worcester, while Rodney McClanton joined the group for their trip to the South Grafton Elementary School.

“I was able to experience what helping other young females felt like,” said Kayla, who read “The Gingerbread Baby” to the children at Girls Inc. Afterwards, she encouraged the children to make their own gingerbread baby using paper and markers.

“The levels of creativity and the joy I saw in the girls’ artwork just made my day! The girls were so excited for the activity; they were attentive and each girl was unique in their own way. Making someone else happy is why I chose the Human Service Work field in the first place. I can’t wait to volunteer my time there again,” she said.