B'ville: Canines increase confidence

Levi Barnes, a student at Van Buren Elementary, reads to Gordon, a dog from Sunshine Friends, Inc., an organization that provides animal assisted activities and therapy across Central New York. With the organization's youth reading program, children are able to read to dogs in a relaxed atmosphere to increase their confidence in their reading abilities. The school's PTA coordinated the organization's visit to the school in March.

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