The San Diego County Office of Education is a proud partner of Words Alive, a nonprofit seeking to open opportunities for life success by inspiring a commitment to reading. Words Alive serves 5,500 students and families monthly through their read aloud, adolescent book group, and family literacy programs.
SDCOE has a longstanding relationship with Words Alive. In fact, the program was founded in Momentum Learning teacher Dawn Miller’s classroom at Lindsay Blended Community School in 1999. Eighteen years later, Words Alive Adolescent Book Group Program volunteers work to engage 450 at-risk teens across 22 classrooms in the power of reading through book-club style discussions, writing sessions, and developmental workshops that build language, reading fluency, and critical thinking skills.
Beginning today through June 2, Words Alive is running a campaign called Share Your Love of Reading, an annual campaign to promote the importance of reading in everyone’s life. The campaign aims to celebrate reading in a variety of ways including: giving brand new books to 4,000 children; inviting guest readers into the classroom, showing the children that no matter what your profession is reading is an integral part of life; sharing #shelfies via their social media campaign; and raising support for Words Alive.
This campaign is a wonderful chance to support the work of Words Alive and get involved in making reading matter for more than 5,000 children in the San Diego community. To learn more, visit WordsAlive.org.