Thursday, October 20, 2011

First event at SRYI

Alvernia READS had the pleasure of hosting its first literacy event at the South Reading Youth Initiative (SRYI), an after-school program run by the Holleran Center at Alvernia. Sheriff Weaknecht was present for this event, and visited with each of the children to discuss safety awareness as well as the importance of reading.
Picture courtesy of the Reading Eagle

Nine students volunteered to read with 27 children at SRYI, and we were pleasantly surprised to find that many of the children were excited to read to us!
Before ending the event by distributing a book for each child to take home with them, we went "alphabet fishing". The kids had a great time fishing in a pool of 200 colorful paper fish, each containing a letter on the back which they then used to spell as many words as possible.

The next Alvernia READS event is scheduled for Thursday, October 27th at Tyson-Schoener school. We're looking forward to working with the energentic 1st grade!

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