Road to Success helps student learn English

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(KSL News) A boy who, four months ago, couldn't speak English is now one of his school's top readers. Teachers credit, in part, the Ken Garff Road to Success Reading program.

Students at Aspen Elementary School celebrated their accomplishments and honored Simon Lee, who arrived from China last fall and now reads English with ease.

"I like to read, and now it's my favorite," Simon said.

Simon's friend Wesley Reneer told us, "He's improved a lot. I'd say, on a 1 out of 10, at the beginning he was a 4, and now he's a 9."

As a sponsor of the program, we at KSL support the "20 minutes a day" reading recommendation. But Simon reads -- and his teachers confirmed this -- a few thousand minutes a week.

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