As part of the “Bookworms & Brain Boosters” program put on by the Education Foundation, the Odessa Chamber of Commerce volunteers to read to kindergarten and first grade students at Zavala Elementary and Buddy West Elementary on the first Tuesday of each month. The “Bookworms & Brain Boosters” is a program developed by the Education Foundation to increase literacy and foster a life-long love of reading. This program provides developmentally appropriate books to students in ECISD that they get to take home and keep. This program is currently in place at eight ECISD elementary schools, impacting more than 850 students. Pictured, Madison Tate, communications specialist at the Odessa Chamber of Commerce, reads to Kindergarten students at Zavala Elementary school.