We know reading has great impact on a child’s academic career. We identified core skills needed to increase reading mastery and infused some of those components in this program. Our mobile literacy experience integrates literature based, standards driven activities to facility vocabulary growth through interactive storytelling, vocabulary building activities and distribution of books to build home libraries.The OPERATION: R.E.A.D. Literacy bus consumes children in a way that heightens their curiosity, ignites their passion for reading, and drives them to learn the meaning of new words.
The goal of our afterschool program is to close the achievement gap by providing Extended Learning Opportunities (ELO) for children ages five through eleven, that offers homework help, small group tutoring, free supper and enrichment activities.
Our parent and family workshops are uniquely designed to meet the needs of our participants. We infuse Epstein’s Six Types of Parent Involvement as the foundation of our lesson design.
Participants will experience increased knowledge and skills, engage in strategies that build self-efficacy which is the foundation for strengthened home-school-community partnerships, and feeling a sense of community; all to support maximum student achievement.
Eliminating the “book gap” globally compels us to distribute books to children to build libraries at home and create community reading spaces in places of need. This initiative gives us the platform to go anywhere in the world to provide this service
Our scope includes raising literacy levels from various perspectives. Consulting with schools, early learning centers, and any organization that serve children and families, to design effective parent-family-community initiatives creates a holistic approach to fulfilling our mission. Moreover, we have developed an Award Winning, Research Based Parent/Family Involvement Program that transformed family engagement across Broward County. This model can be adapted to meet the needs of various organizations.