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Youngstown sorority emphasizes the power of reading

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A Youngstown sorority is emphasizing the difference reading can make in a child's life.

The Alumnae of Delta Sigma Theta donated dozens of books, flash cards, and work packets to Youngstown Elementary Schools.

Sorority members quote research as showing 30-million words can make the difference of how children perform on state tests.

"If we can just read to children, even just at least 10 minutes a day it would make a difference in their lives," said President of the Youngstown Alumnae Chapter Michelle McCollin. "That's reading everything from a recipe, to if you're in a super market reading the signs, and the coupons. Children need access to language and it's everyday language as well as language in literature."

The sorority is also offering scholarship opportunities to high school students. For more information visit their web site, www.youngstowndst.com.

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