Patrick Bresette

patrick Patrick is a volunteer with HYPE Freedom School. He believes that if you can get kids connected to reading, it will serve as a tool to help them understand the world around them.

"Reading creates an incredible foundation for almost anything that they want to do," he said.

Patrick thinks that the schools are generally focusing very hard on reading skills, but they are still learning the best ways to get the kids connected to reading.

"I don't think literacy just means teaching a person words, but it means learning a whole different way of viewing the world. I believe that being able to read is so powerful."