Several years ago, the Kinkaid 3rd grade class started a partnership to read to Panda Path students each year. The Kinkaid students bring a book for every Panda Path student to take home, along with books for the classrooms.
Both schools benefit from the collaboration. The younger Panda Path kids benefit from seeing older kids reading to them, and it shows the Kinkaid 3rd graders that their learning is useful! A Kinkaid teacher recounted that she saw a struggling student come alive, last year, while interacting with the Panda Path students and witnessed a marked difference in their confidence and focus in class, afterward!