PCAT Literacy Ministries makes major difference for some area youth

Originally published February 21, 2019 by The Observer News — By LOIS KINDLE — Ruskin Elementary School kindergartener Ixayanna Linares listens intently as Desi Ferreira, of The Observer News, works with her during a PCAT Literacy Ministry tutoring session. Parents and Children Advance Together (PCAT) Literacy Ministries will soon finish…

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Volunteer tutors push literacy forward for Wimauma kids

By: Kelly Ring, FOX 13 News WIMAUMA (FOX 13) – Students at Wimauma Elementary School are having a good time learning to read in the Parents and Children Advance Together (PCAT) Literacy Program. Christene Worley started the program 15 years ago after noticing some kids at her church weren’t reading…

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Learning to read earns bikes for North Tampa kids

SULPHUR SPRINGS — Luke Pierce, 6, and his brother, Timothy Pierce, 4, checked out the rows of shiny bicycles lined up inside the George Bartholomew North Tampa Recreation Center. Each bicycle had a sheet of yellow paper taped to its seat with a child’s name. Timothy had his eye on…

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