special notice - Virtual Fallbrook a leer/reading April 2, 2022
Here is the link to the virtual event
After two years of working diligently to keep our community safe and healthy, the volunteers have decided to once again conduct a VIRTUAL Fallbrook A Leer/Reading event on April 2 starting at 10 am. Children must register through their schools to get the link and instructions on how to access the terrific stories read online by special Guest Readers and where to go to pick up books and backpacks. It will be different from past years but the goal is the same - ENCOURAGE READING AS A FAMILY!!
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
(While the COVID-19 has affected our ability to reach the number of children and parents we have had in the past),
OUR ANNUAL GOALS INCLUDE:
OUR ANNUAL GOALS INCLUDE:
- Serve 350 children and families through a day dedicated to the importance of reading.
- Provide 200 parents with outstanding workshops on how to help their children become better readers and students. (A workshop for parents will be conducted at a later date.)
- Engage 200 students and adults in meaningful service to their communities which will have lasting effects.
- Place 2000 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