*children are entering school have never held a book
*never been read to
*books are not in their homes
*children start off behind and without interventions they don't catch up
*there are not adequate books in the home to read
*too many of our children are entering school with a lack of basic academic readiness
*5 year old students are scorning 32 percent of what is expected
*reading with a young child is just not a priority any longer
If strong reading skills are not developed early, the child struggles academically throughout their formal school years.
If not no grade by the end of 1st grade the child is "At Risk" of failing school.
By the end of 3rd grade they feel hopeless, and will drop out by the 9th grade.
We are looking for business owners and community centers to partner with for book donation drop off locations. Click here (link contact us page) to inquire about being a collection site.
We will go out into our communities to read at daycares, YMCA’s, recreation centers, and during after school programs at various locations.
Children who participate will get the book that is read at the carnival by a celebrity or volunteer. Food, health fair, vendor booths for businesses and community programs will be available. A library representative will be on hand to sign kids up for library cards. We will have bounce houses, arts & crafts, and other entertainment to get the kids interested in reading.
To be held within the community in which they live. Kids dress up like a character and walk a couple of blocks within their area. It will be a celebration for reading. We will have food and snacks at the community center. We are looking for community centers to partner with in low income areas.
We are in need of volunteers for our reading programs.
We are also looking for locations for book donations; we can provide a box for collections.
Click Here, and let us know how you would like to participate.
Higher Praise Family Church
2909 Horton Street
Forest Hill, TX 76119
Sundays 9a.m.-12 noon
Call 682-551-7529 for additional times
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Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
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2238 E. Loop 820
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Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
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4600 Wichita Street
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