Fallbrook a leer/reading - April 15, 2023
Maie Ellis Auditorium ON Mission St.
After three years of working diligently to keep our community safe and healthy by conducting Fallbrook A Leer/Reading as a virtual event, the volunteers have decided to organize and bring to the families of Fallbrook a full in-person event on April 15, 2023. Fallbrook a Leer/Reading is the only community event that did not fully shut down during the pandemic but instead pulled resources together to support families and children so they could enjoy literacy, encourage reading as a family and give back to our community through service. We thank the hundreds of volunteers for their commitment these many years but especially the past 3 years. We look forward to having everyone together in a safe and healthy event.
IT ALL BEGAN AS A SERVICE PROJECT
The Family Literacy event was launched in 2003 as a service project for 6th grade students from Live Oak Elementary School in Fallbrook, California. It was an opportunity to provide students with a lasting and meaningful service project while helping children achieve higher academic success. Research shows that the presence of books in a home can have as much an impact on a child's academic future as having parents with higher education degrees.* We launched the project to help families attain more literature in their homes and thus raise children ready to succeed in school.
OUR FIRST YEAR, 35 students and adult volunteers served 65 children and 35 parents in the effort to build literacy awareness. Today we have over 150 students and adults volunteering each year serving over 500 parents and children!
Children hear stories read by volunteer Guest Readers, and they go home with free new and gently used books. Parents attend workshops and also receive literature or resource books to help they support their children.
To volunteer as a Guest Reader, go to :
*University of Nevada, Reno (2010, May 21). Books in home as important as parents' education in determining children's education level. Science Daily. Retrieved November 2, 2013, from http://www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2010/05/100520213116.htm
OUR ANNUAL GOALS INCLUDE:
- Serve 350 children and families through a day dedicated to the importance of reading.
- Provide 150 parents with outstanding workshops on how to help their children become better readers and students.
- Engage 150 students and adults in meaningful service to their communities which will have lasting effects.
- Place 1500 books in the homes of students in the Fallbrook area.
- Support our schools in educating children.
"There is no better tool we can give our children than literacy." ~Fallbrook Parent