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Morning helpers build confidence

The morning helpers’ program has returned to Doherty. Older, Unit III students can volunteer their time to help the youngest, pre-kindergarten for 2-year-olds students in the mornings with their coats, washing their hands, and filling their water bottles. “It’s a great bonding element and it’s a special way to start your day for both ages,” said PK2 teacher Julie Brackett, who started the program after noticing social stress among the older students at Doherty. It gives the older students a chance to be role models and have one-on-one time with the PK2 students, who look up to them.