Greensboro, NC-- One way to seal friendships and get to know someone is by "breaking bread" or by having dinner. But some sixth graders at a Guilford County School have found another way to make friends and bridge a generation gap by opening a book and becoming a reading buddy.
Abe Hege's 6th grade Language Arts class participates in Aycock Middle school's Reading Buddies program. A program they created with the Greensboro Housing Authority.
Hege told WFMY News 2, the students visit their buddies at Gateway Plaza and read with them. The students are also required to write an informal biography about their reading buddy.
Hege said it's also a great opportunity for students to learn more about Greensboro's history and culture.
WFMY News 2's Ryan Gavette went along Tuesday as students visited and read with their buddies.
The Reading Buddies Program is part of Aycock Middle's "Be the Change Challenge."