FAMILY INVOLVEMENT PROGRAM.
Educates and encourages parents to read with their children. While access to books is important, it is the family that makes the greatest difference in a child's academic success.
- Parent-Child Workshops, including story time for school and kindergarten programs.
- Kindergarten Kits designed to help parents prepare their children to begin their schooling.
- Technical Assistance to help partner site staff develop captivating children's literacy programs.
who we serve.
Books for Kids joins with preschools, primary schools, early childhood centers, libraries, migrant centers, homeless shelters, teen parenting programs, and social service agencies to promote motivational reading events, provide new books to children, and encourage parents to read with their children.
Books for Kids serves children from birth to age 12 who are considered to be at risk: those who receive free lunches or live below the poverty level, receive English language tutoring, suffer from a Specific Learning Disability (SLD) or read below grade level. By working with at-risk children early in their learning process, Books for Kids helps them build strong reading skills and avoid the problems created by illiteracy.
There are several ways that Book for Kids measures the results of its book distribution, family involvement, and community partnership programs. Using hard and soft data, Books for Kids constantly evaluates results to ensure that programs are efficient and effective.read more