APS News Release

BOSS Soldiers Serve as Reading Buddies to Randolph Students

In this week’s Volunteers in Action, we highlight the BOSS (Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers) Program at Randolph Elementary School. Soldiers from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall have been coming to Randolph bi-monthly for three years to read with first graders. The most important aspects are that students are getting practice reading out loud, developing confidence in reading, talking to adults, learning manners, developing positive associations with reading and working with positive role models.

Created in 1989, BOSS was formed to address the needs of the single soldier. Its mission is to enhance the morale and welfare of single soldiers and increase retention. The program was founded on three key pillars: Community Service; Quality of Life; and Recreation/Leisure.