Friday, April 25, 2014

DPS Literacy Summit on May 3rd--Amazing opportunity to help our kids!

Join DPS and the Durham Community in addressing the literacy crisis in the Durham Community at the 2014  DPS Literacy Summit on Saturday, May 3 from 9:30-1:00PM at Brogden Middle School.  


We have a literacy challenge in the Durham community and across NC.   Across the state, schools are addressing the impact of the new Read to Achieve Law, which requires 3rd graders who are not reading on grade level to attend summer reading camps and face being retained.  This will impact around 900 third grade students in Durham.  We want to address literacy for our elementary students this summer and throughout the  school year.  Your help is needed!

Adults and Youth volunteers, including parents and middle and high school students, who are interested in helping kids with reading either in the schools or community are invited to attend.  

DPS is encouraging church and community tutoring, after school, summer, mentoring, preschool, and other programs to send your volunteers to get this FREE training that groups can use with the kids they already serve. 

There is room for at least 500 attendees, so you can bring your friends, youth, all your volunteers or whole staff.  Every attendee will receive training in at least 3 of the Big 6 skills that we can all use to help our K-3 readers (and older PreKs too).  Please see the attached flyers in English and Spanish and distribute them widely and invite others you know.  You can use what you learn in the community work or volunteer to be a summer reader for the DPS reading camps or anytime throughout the ear.  

Registration is requested, but not required.  Breakfast, Lunch, and childcare are offered. Spanish Translation is available.  


Please spread the word.  This is NOT an “all talk, no action” summit.   WE are the action and our kids and schools need us to be there.  We will be there, hope to see you on May 3rd!    

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