The Bulldog Buddies Program at West Fresno Elementary School is benefiting participating students by helping to improve writing skills and classroom engagement. The program, created through a collaboration between West Fresno Principals, Prince Marshall, and Dr. Felipe Mercado, offers an opportunity to pair elementary students wth college students at Fresno State University. The pairs write and exchange letters in an effort to encourage students to practice their writing and communication skills. Ms. Liberta’s second-grade class was chosen to pilot the program and she has observed an increase in student motivation and growth in writing. Washington Unified is thankful for the continued support of Fresno State and it’s student body!