Our Literacy for Kids program helps students in our partner elementary schools get a good start with fundamental reading skills and a love of reading.
As part of our tutoring program, our member volunteers currently read weekly with first, second and third grade students individually at one of our partner schools where students benefit from spending time with a caring adult in a stress-free environment. The focus of each session is guided by the student’s reading ability, including help recognizing individual words, reading with expression, or focusing on comprehension and interpretation. Our tutoring program at a second school will be resumed for the coming school year, focusing on first-grade students who need more intense help to improve their reading comprehension and vocabulary skills. We are exploring opportunities to add additional schools and students.
To foster a love of reading and books, part of ALNV’s mission is to gift books to children. Build A Child’s Library events bring a book fair to designated schools where every student selects a brand new book of their own on a topic that interests them. For some children not only is this the first brand new book they have owned, but its the very first book in their home. This year ALNV was able to hold three Build A Child’s Library events. We also donate new books at other times during the school year. Initiatives include a Summer Reading program by stocking the Little Libraries at several partner schools. “Take a Bite Out of Summer Reading” provides a PreK student with an adorable shark themed string bag filled with three brand new books to promote Summer Reading in some of our youngest students.