Program pairs teachers, children for after-school bonding


Making a connection: First-grade teacher Greg Vogel serves as a 'co-pilot' to Blayne Hedges, 7, at the first after-school meeting of the mentor program at J.B. Stephens Elementary School. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)

GREENFIELD — When Shannah and Jadon Brinley came home, begging to participate in the J.B. Stephens Elementary Pilot/Co-Pilot Program, their parents just couldn’t say no.

The 7-year-old twins didn’t know all the details, just that they’d been specially picked for the program by their teachers.

The Pilot/Co-Pilot Program pairs students with a teacher who will encourage them both during and outside of school.

The idea is that the children – there are 14 participating this year – are in the pilot’s seat, and the teachers act as helpful guides along the way.

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