John 3:16 Mission's summer reading program

Monday, July 7th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Reading can be a great way to beat the heat. But for some north Tulsa kids, a good book is more than just a way to keep cool. It's a way to stay sharp during the summer break.

The John 3:16 Mission is hosting its summer reading program. This is the sixth year for the enrichment program, which provides children the opportunity to brush up on basic reading skills. Kids get also get lessons in other subject areas, including things they might not get in the classroom.

Steve Whitaker with John 3:16 Mission, "We share things we believe will improve character and growth of these young men and women, but the things we believe will help them most, just in the world, is for them to be able to read better and comprehend better.”

The program lasts all summer and at the end, the children get a new "back to school" outfit.