Reading Buddies has been in place since the beginning of the school year where middle school and high school students partner up with the elementary students to read. The purpose of Reading Buddies is to encourage the elementary students to read and get into the habit of reading. It takes place three times a week as long as the students participating have been working up until the designated time. So far, there have been successes where students vocabulary have increased as well as their interest in reading due to the selection of books. Some of the students even expressed an increase in imagination and a nice way to break from the classroom routine.