Local community leaders were honored for their volunteer service at Witherspoon Elementary.
This is part of the school's continuing effort to help students succeed.
"It's hard for people who don't have a diploma to get a good job and we want them to keep on going so they will be able to get a job and move forward," said Kimberly Lloyd.
Most of the volunteers recently gave of their time to read to students at Witherspoon. Newscenter 11's Andrea Williams was among the honorees.