Last Saturday our teen reading promoters met the challenge of reading to their first group of children. They invited 24 kids to a small one-day reading festival. They planned and organized, purchased materials, decorated the room, prepared a craft activity (see bunny ears!) and their stories, and then read and had fun with the kids.
When the festival ended eight kids approached Daniel our Program Coordinator asking him if they could take books home or come back and read some more. Just the impact we were aiming for!