Soup kitchen uses pen pal program to connect youth with adults

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A soup kitchen in Elmira is working to connect youth and adults. 

They have started a pen pal program that helps kids imagine their future, by talking to adults in the education field who can offer advice for schooling and even careers. 

“Yeah it’s exciting, we’ve exchanged letters. So I’ve gotten to learn a little bit about what she likes to do in the fall and in the snow and on a day off,” Superintendent Hillary Austin said. 

“They’re super excited when they get the letters in the mail,” Bill Maloney, 4th grader teacher at Beecher Elementary, said. “Their faces light up, their super excited to read those letters, to share those letters.”

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