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MR / Olean, NY /.Washington West Elementary School, First Grade.Boy (6) reads aloud to visiting adult reading partner from group home. Unique program called Friday Friends pairs adult consumers with special needs with school children. As part of a business-school partnership, consumers and students participate together in reading, crafts, and free time activities. The program's objective is to bring people with and without disabilities together regularly. It is supported by a local, annual fund raising event and hours contributed by volunteers..MR: Lon2   Bur7.© Ellen B. Senisi