BookPALS– Volunteer Read Aloud Literacy Program is coming to Flagstaff

| October 8, 2014

BookPALS– Volunteer Read Aloud Literacy Program is coming to Flagstaff

BookPALS, Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools is an all volunteer literacy program sponsored by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation,  placing actors, theater students, and trained community volunteers into underserved elementary schools   (pre K-6th grade) to read aloud to classrooms of students on a weekly basis- ½ hour per classroom.  “We don’t teach children to read; we teach children to love reading”, says Ellen Dean, Arizona BookPALS Director.

Reading aloud to children is the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading. (Becoming a Nation of Readers, US Commission on Reading Report).

For link to story in AZEDNEWS, Click here.

Help Flagstaff kids be the best they can be, sharpen your expressive skills, and give back to your community at the same time.

 

Supporting agencies are: Flagstaff Unified School District, The United Way, Northern Arizona University’s Theater Department, Civic Service Institute at NAU, and First Things First

For more information about Bookpals in Flagstaff contact :

Karin Eberhard, FUSD 928-527-6000, Gene Munger 928-522-9208, Ellen Dean, BookPALS 602-750-2923.

 

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