Welcome to the TPES RUFF Reading Program Page! Here you will find links to information and resources regarding the RUFF Reading Program at TPES.
What is RUFF Reading at TPES?
The TPES RUFF Reading program is a partnership between the University of Tennessee-Knoxville's Human-Animal Bond in Tennessee (HABIT) program and TPES to promote literacy and the benefits of human-animal bond to student learning. Students enjoy visiting with the HABIT volunteer and his or her pet on a regular basis, just reading to the pet as well as spending time with the pet.  We are currently looking for a new HABIT pet and volunteer.  Please contact Mrs. Charity Standridge at the school if you are interested.