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Literacy at Pecan Springs and JJ Pickle Elementary

Our clubs donate books, dictionaries and time to students at two Title 1 schools in Austin, TX

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Detailed description

The ability to read at an early age is a strong factor in success in life. In partnership with BookSpring, our clubs have seen to it that EVERY student has books of their very own that they can pick out twice a year. These books are appropriate to their grade level and language. Working with the librarians at each school, the students participate in a Books For Me event, where they read a special story, do some fun activities, and then pick out their books. Rotarians help with setup, giving the books to the students, and also putting the student's name in the book. That sense of ownership kindles a joy of reading. We have also partnered with The Dictionary Project to provide dictionaries in Spanish and English for Pecan Springs. Dictionaries are critical to success on standardized tests, and are also an excellent resource for young learners. Finally, our club members tutor kids at JJ Pickle Elementary in reading - not only to help the kids, but to show them we care.

Basic education and literacy

United States

10 September 2019

15 May 2020

Funding from club fundraisers

Austin, TX, USA (Rotary Club)
Austin University Area, TX, USA (Rotary Club)
Austin Cosmopolitan, TX, USA (Rotary Club)

Jon C. Yates, Austin | contact
Mr. Ivan M. Milman, Austin University Area | contact
Mrs. Mary L. Reynolds, Austin | contact

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PROJECT PHOTOS AND VIDEOS

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    Betty Richardson and Mary French giving dictionaries to kids
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    Teachers, Rotarian and Library Giving Out Books
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    Mr. Ivan M. Milman
    JJ Pickle Reading SuperHeroes and 4-Way Test
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    Mr. Ivan M. Milman
    Dressing up for special book reading
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    Mr. Ivan M. Milman
    JJ Pickle Reading SuperHeroes at Books For Me
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    Mr. Ivan M. Milman
    Team Rotary and Teachers with New Dictionaries
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    Mr. Ivan M. Milman
    Librarian Anita Sigler with Reading Superheroes at JJ Pickle
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    Ken Koock of AUARC and Katie Matthews of Bookspring

Engagement Tracker

Total volunteer hours
150
Hours
Number of volunteers
8
People
Total cash contributions
7,606
USD
Total in-kind contributions
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