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PARK CITY -- Some grade schoolers in Park City are getting some one-on-one reading help from unusual tutors.

Students from the neighboring high school go to McPolin Elementary a few days a week as part of the Latinos in Action program.

Tutor Hobet Ramirez said, "When I was a little kid, I always wanted to look up to someone and help me read, help me with school and my problems. And now I see little kids just want help."

"When I got here, I didn't know anything, I didn't know how to read English, I just knew my language, Spanish," tutor Edna Sanchez said.

Anna Williams, with Park City High, said, "I want the kids at this school to see their peers, the kids in their apartment complex, their cousins, as role models."

It's a win-win; older students get a chance to serve, younger children improve in reading.

We have a new reading incentive in our Read Today program. Any student who registers to log their minutes gets free papa murphy's cookie dough, go to readtoday.com.

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