On my way out she shared the good news with her secretary and once again proclaimed how excited she was that their students were chosen. Why is it that an inner city Davenport school where nearly the entire student population qualifies for free and reduced lunch is rarely chosen? This is a school that should be at the top of the list! These children need extra support and encouragement. They should be the chosen ones!
Promoting literacy among children at-risk is why we started From Cover to Cover. We want to make a difference and raise awareness in our community about the need for children in need to have access to printed materials at home and quality reading material in their classrooms. The truth is in the statistics (source: www.begintoread.com):
As a community, we can join together and make a difference in the lives of children in our community by helping build their literacy skills. Our goal is to get as many quality books as we can in the hands of children, both at home and in their classrooms. We will begin our Family Literacy Night pilot program at Monroe this fall for students in kindergarten through second grade. Our goal is to provide a meal, literacy games to take home, strategies for parents to help their children, and a special book for those who attend. We want to gather volunteer readers to assist the schools in meeting their students' needs. We want to make a difference and we need your help!
The children are our future. To better our community, we need to ensure our children are given the past chance at success possible. We will kick off our year with a book and blanket donation for the Monroe kindergarten class in September. We will serve as many children as our resources will allow.
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