In Youth Programs we do all we can to help our students make and achieve goals. As a leadership team, we haven’t always done a great job of leading by example. We hope to change that this year.
Our goal for students involved with us this year is for them to love reading. We have been working hard with volunteers to set up libraries, level books, and find way to make reading a great experience.
We all know reading and literacy are important and helpful skills to have, but many of our students struggle with reading. Learning a new language and having access to books that are both interesting and just the right level of challenging can be difficult. Even finding someone who can sit and read with you can be difficult. We hope that we can not only equip students with the resources they need to become better readers, but we hope that we can instill a culture of a love for books.
Join us in our goal by sharing your favorite books with us, making time to come read with us, or making time to read for yourself. We can all benefit from spending more time with our noses in books.