The kids will tell you – “It’s a PARTY.”
But this is no ordinary bash – this is for literacy. At Aspire and Tandem’s Family Reading Celebrations this year, the book-fun is on: playing alphabet memory games, making your own books, singing for our neighborhood friends, and enjoying visiting performers who bring fun stories to life. It all provides a fresh take on enjoying literacy as a family and a community.
This school year, Aspire is planning two fun packed family engagement events at our partner Childhood Development Centers, United Nation CDC in April and Emerson CDC in May. We also had a Family Reading Night last November at our newest site, Laurel CDC. We can’t do it without the help of our very own teenage Youth Mentors. Not only do our Mentors brainstorm, promote, and run the events, they also meet their little Reading Buddies’ families. Everybody enjoys the fun literacy-focused games and entertainment, and together with our partners at Tandem, we give away dozens of gift books for buddies to take home with their families, continuing the reading fun and skill-building.
Thank you to all the families, faculty, and Youth Mentors that continue to support our program!