Kids Need to Read Community Presentations
Community Service Organization Presentation
Thank you so much for the super presentation. You made the story live! You helped make our first Reading Fair a tremendous success. . . . Keep the words flowing.—Muriel Stevens, Reading Action Program Co-chairperson, Arizona Lions District 21-B, Tucson, Arizona
Lion? Rotarian? Kiwanis? Kids Need to Read welcomes opportunities to speak on current concerns relating to childhood literacy and our organizationís passionate approach to resolving these issues. This presentation is particularly relevant to clubs conducting literacy programs for children, as it highlights the overall failure to produce high reading proficiency levels among a high percentage of our nationís children, emphasizes the vital necessity for immediate intervention, and reinforces the value of each memberís literacy-related efforts on behalf of the 32.4 million American children lacking access to books.
I wish I'd been able to stay for [Kids Need to Read's] presentation; I heard it was amazing. The turnout for this event was the best we've had at our Special Events so far this year. That sure does say a lot & I'm thrilled these young families value literacy too. Thank you for giving them those great goodie bags, pointer tip sheets and books; apparently they loved them. . . . We would love to have you back. . . . You're awesome!—Jessica Black, Regional Manager, Teen Outreach Pregnancy Services, Mesa, Arizona
Study after study indicates the single most significant factor influencing a childís early success in school is being introduced to books and being read to at home prior to starting school. This presentation is designed to inspire parents to place a heavy priority on literacy within their homes. Kids Need to Read will share information and anecdotes regarding the vital importance of reading aloud to children. The program includes a read aloud demonstration, as well as free books, Highlights magazines, and reading tips for caregivers. We know that literacy is learned and illiteracy is passed along. Parents invested in the future of their children are crucial to increasing reading proficiency levels.