KENNEBUNKPORT — The daughter of former first lady Barbara Bush is launching a reading mentoring program that’ll begin in 20 high schools and elementary schools this fall.

Dorothy Bush Koch says the Teen Trendsetters aims to pair teenagers with elementary school students who need reading help.

She joined her mom and Barbara Bush Foundation President Liz McFadden in announcing the program last week in Kennebunkport.

The program was piloted this past year at Windham High and Windham Primary School, where 40 students worked together on reading skills during weekly mentoring sessions.

Koch says she learned her deep appreciation of reading from her mother, an avid reader who’s shared her passion by reading to children at numerous events.

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