March 29, 2014, at maie ellis auditorium in fallbrook, CA
Join us for the 10th Annual Fallbrook A Leer/Reading Family Literacy Day on March 29, 2014 at the Maie Ellis Auditorium on Mission Street between Fallbrook Street and Elder Street. See map.
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, in an effort to achieve higher academic skills. 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. Nine years later in 2013, A Leer/Reading served over 600!
OUR GOALS FOR THIS YEAR INCLUDE
- Serve 350 children and families through a day dedicated to the importance of reading.
- Provide 225 parents with outstanding workshops on how to help their children become better readers and students.
- Engage 400 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