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ORGANIZATION: READ IT AND LEAVE IT INC

  • 12 people are interested
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  • Are you looking for a great way to give back?

  • Is your company looking to fulfill their CSR?

  • Are you the author of a children's book?

  • Do you enjoy working with children?

Join Read It and Leave It's volunteer and/or donors list today! "The achievement gap that exists between low-income and high-income children can be narrowed or even closed simply by giving books to low-income kids..."
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About READ IT AND LEAVE IT INC

Location:

WEST 117TH STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10026, US

Mission Statement

Read It and Leave It promotes children’s literacy in Harlem by providing positive reading experiences and distributing culturally conscious books to children. Through this program children acquire home libraries, inspiring a better relationship with books and literacy. Check out our work : https://www.instagram.com/readitandleaveitharlem/

Description

Read It & Leave It is a fun, interactive, personal growth and development approach centered in Harlem, NY. In Read It and Leave It programming, home library building is paired with play- and art-based literacy activities during community events. The choice of books is culturally conscious, allowing children an opportunity to see themselves reflected in the literature. Either operating out of a school, community center, kid friendly retail store or in the park, a suitcase full of culturally conscious books is taken to the event location. We pair our motivational readings with an arts curriculum, designed to be fun, age-appropriate and engage literacy. We also serve the community with healthy snacks, enrichment and needs-based items or services including haircuts, haircut vouchers, hair braiding, toys, fresh produce, meals, clothes, socks, games, art kits. Read It and Leave It events serve anywhere from 5-20 children per session, and we are looking to grow our influence. Children can range in age from infants to 13 years. We partner with local business owners, schools, community centers and work in parks to reach as many children as possible.

'Read It & Leave It’ is a program designed and run by a local Harlem volunteer and is designed (1) to build home libraries full of culturally-conscious books and (2) to improve attitudes toward reading and literacy through community programming that involves art-making and age-appropriate play.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Community
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Community

WHEN

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WHERE

West 117th StreetNew York, NY 10026

(40.80321,-73.95258)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Youth Services
  • Drawing
  • Child Development

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • Varies based on event and type of commitment

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