BookPALS– Volunteer Read Aloud Literacy Program is coming to Flagstaff

| September 17, 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).

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

Come to a Free new reader training for 2 hours and you’ll be ready to go.  Booklists and read-aloud tips will be provided.

Trainings are: Wednesday, October 1, 2014   2:00pm-4:00pm

Thursday, October 2, 2014   11:00am-1:00pm

At the United Way office, 1515 East Cedar Avenue, Flagstaff, AZ 86004

RSVP to Peter Van Wyck at United Way 928-773-9813 ext 239  and

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.

Note: 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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