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In our end-of-summer roundup, you’ll find stories from a season of reading, teamwork, and fun!

First Niagara Intern Spotlight: Victoria Williams

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Name: Victoria Williams Hometown: Bridgeport, CT College: Western Connecticut State University Major: Finance Favorite Children’s Book: Oh, The Places You’ll Go, by Dr. Seuss When I applied for an internship at New Haven Reads, I intended to help students… Read More

First Niagara Intern Spotlight: Dareika Palmer

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Name: Dareika Palmer Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y. College: University Of New Haven Major: Criminal Justice (Juvenile and Family Justice) Tutoring Site: Science Park Clubs: Math I, Arts & Crafts and Drama Favorite Children’s Book: The Magic Tree House series, by Mary Pope… Read More

First Niagara Intern Spotlight: Diana Velasco

Name: Diana Velasco Hometown: Naugatuck, CT College: University of Connecticut Major and Minor: Human Rights & Political Science Favorite Children’s Book: The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein In December of last year, during my winter break, I thought to… Read More

First Niagara Intern Spotlight: Tyler Jenkins

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Name: Tyler Jenkins Hometown: New Haven, CT College: Wesleyan University Major and Minor: Perspective Computer Science & Government Tutoring Site: Dixwell Clubs: Math I & Chess Favorite Children’s Book: The Watsons Go to Birmingham, by Christopher Paul Curtis With one-fourth of… Read More

An enriching summer at New Haven Reads

During NHR’s summer session, in addition to tutoring, we offer a diverse program of academic clubs, including arts & crafts, math, and more!

First Niagara Intern Spotlight: Ajay Culhane-Husain

Name: Ajay Culhane-Husain Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA College: Yale University Major and Minor: Economics and Education Studies Favorite Children’s Book: The Little Engine That Could, by Watty Piper My experience at New Haven Reads this summer has been incredible. I have… Read More

First Niagara Intern Spotlight: Deja Reid

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Name: Deja Reid Hometown: Columbus, OH College: The Ohio State University Major and Minor: Community Leadership, Education Favorite Children’s Book: The Day the Crayons Quit, by Drew Daywalt I applied to this internship at New Haven Reads with… Read More

NHR’s Top Five Tips to Prevent Summer Slide

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How can parents and mentors inspire students to read when there are so many competing summer activities? Here are NHR’s top five tips for preventing summer slide!