After the Bell: Fort Worth's 'Love Never Fails' program

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by CHRIS FLANAGAN

WFAA

Posted on November 1, 2010 at 10:59 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 1 at 11:00 AM

FORT WORTH - In Monday's "After The Bell" report, WFAA made a visit to a Fort Worth school that some may say is smothered with love.

The library inside Dillow Elementary is busy after school. Whether it's playing Connect Four or getting quizzed with math flash cards, it's all about having a good time for the students.

The kids are specially selected by their teachers, principals and counselors to take part in the Fort Worth after-school program "Love Never Fails." It's a mentoring program aimed at at-risk students.

"It's very fun because you learn how to work together as a team and you have very much fun," said Rodney Thompson, a fifth grader.

"I've seen students lacking confidence gain it," said Rochelle Colvin, the principal at Dillow Elementary School. "I've seen students with behavior problems have a decrease in the number of office referrals and-or negative instances. Students with grades not so good improve."

The program runs in nine Fort Worth schools, and serves 15 to 20 students within the third and fifth grades in each school. Volunteer tutors help the students.

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