First United Methodist Church of New Albany has entered into a community partnership with New Albany Elementary School to offer “Reading for Life”.  “Reading for Life” provides reading and literacy tutorial activities to NAES 3rd grade students who were selected by the school and identified as students who need additional reading help.  Weekly tutoring sessions will be held at FUMC and students will be provided snacks, play time, and reading games and instruction.  Volunteer tutors gathered on Monday, October 5 for training and to meet with NAES Principal Gwyn Russell.  Reverend Jill Shaw is the organizer of the community project with Jamie Ann Bramlitt serving as tutor training and support.

Pictured above:  Front row l-r:  Betty Sue Spencer, Tana Ranager, Jamie Ann Bramlitt, Dr. Tim Prather; back row l-r:  NAES Principal Gwyn Russell, Susie Henderson, Robin Lindsey, Rev. Jill Shaw, Diane Ayers