To help meet that challenge, once again our members focus their energies on schools in the area that need the most support with childhood literacy to enhance school and life success.
In the last 15 years since its inception, our Literacy Program has provided over $115,000 worth of books to students and teachers locally. Thousands of books were read and distributed to eager students each year. This year 39 volunteers will be in a record 37 classrooms sharing quality literature with kindergarten through third graders monthly.
Literacy Plus also kicks off the year with tutors working with kindergarten and first graders most in need of additional help with reading.
In October, ALLGS will present $20 Barnes and Noble Gift Cards to the 12 winners of the Rising Young Authors contest of the Campbell Union School District (CUSD) to help them continue their love of reading and writing.
Later this fall, volunteers will pack, distribute and explain how to use the dictionaries or English-Spanish lexicons to over 1,000 CUSD third graders.