eptember 13, 2013
IT’S TIME (PART 3)
Linda M. Penn
I usually do a Blog once every 3-4 weeks and yes, I just posted a Blog a few days ago. However, just have to tell you about a great opportunity to volunteer! (Please see Blog “It’s Time Part 2,” dated July 16, 2013 about volunteering to help out our kids.)
If you live in the Louisville, Jefferson County, KY area, take a look at the article in the Metro section of the Courier-Journal on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 entitled “1,500 volunteers sought for Every l Reads.”
I have participated every year since I retired and it has been all positive. You read with a child for 30 minutes, only 30 minutes, YES, only 30 MINUTES once a week.
You and the child will bond after 2 - 3 weeks, and then the child will really try to read even harder than before. Of course, you can help them. There are no grades, YEH! The one-to-one time with a child is so beneficial to the child’s self-esteem. I truly can recommend the Every 1 Reads Program in Jefferson County Schools.
The above mentioned article gives this phone number to register.: 502-485-3710. You can also go to the website:
If you are not from the Louisville area, take time to find a public school near you. I’m sure there are programs like Every 1 Reads in most public schools.
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