Benson’s C4C journey with Jeffreys Grove Elementary School began in the 2015-2016 school year, but the congregation’s support of local elementary schools has deep roots. C4C helped us focus our efforts on a single, local school where we could have a personal, positive impact on disadvantaged students in primary school. The school identified literacy as its most pressing issue. Their “wish list” was for 25 tutors to help struggling students in Kindergarten and 1st and 2nd grade with basic reading skills. We surprised the school with 39 “reading buddies” who work with about 120 children. Our commitment to the school is to provide each of the children we tutor with Summer Reading Packs of at least five books to help them bridge the reading gap that can occur when the school year ends. Benson has embraced this ministry wholeheartedly and has been blessed by it.