Speed Reading — Absent Father - Level 4 — 200 wpm

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A school in the USA was surprised after getting many volunteers to be absent fathers. The school asked for 50 male volunteers to be substitute fathers at its "Breakfast with Dads" event. It was flooded with replies. Nearly 600 men turned up at the event. The school's very first "Breakfast with Dads" event was to help community spirit. Most of the children come from poorer families. Many of them did not have a father who could go to the breakfast.

The school said the breakfast event was part of plans to improve education. Community leaders and organizations worked on projects to increase test scores. Their efforts worked. A local pastor said: "When a young person sees someone other than their teacher take interest in them, it inspires them." A school liaison officer said: "The look of awe, even disbelief, in students' eyes as they made their way through the crowd of "Dads" was astonishing."

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