A recent federal study uncovered that an estimated 32 million adults in the USA (1 in 7) are struggling with low literacy skills.
This results in their lack of ability to read anything more challenging than a children’s picture book or to understand a medications’ side effects listed on a medicine bottle. Most reading problems faced by today’s adolescents and adults are the result of problems that could have been avoided or resolved in early childhood.
This incredible program is a great way to make a difference within your community. This incredible part of the program has the teams build a Rocking Chair, a Reading Bench and Bookcase that will be donated to local schools and childcare centers or a charity of choice. Hundreds of children will use the items over the years and leave a learning legacy.
Additionally, team members will design “Message of Hope Bookmark” (with personal notes to provide to the students who will receive the bookshelves) and a “Hand print” (cutout of the team members hand with the name of their favorite children’s book written on it).
If possible, not only will a representative from the school but school children from the school itself will then enter the room to surprise the group. The children will then join teams to put their own hand prints on the bookshelves.
Teams will also create their own storybook and sing the story to the children and other participants
Most of the reading problems faced by today’s adolescents and adults are the result of problems that might have been avoided or resolved in their early childhood years. In this activity, participants work in teams to help provide an environment that fosters motivation for and exposure to literacy by building and stocking bookshelves that will be donated to a school in the local community where your meeting/event takes place.
This program is not a competition of speed but a competition of pride in the quality products and workmanship that the teams provide. They will all be intent on building quality items for local children in need of a better library and literacy-encouraging environment.
We will partner with local schools and care centers at the site of your event and at the end of the program, a representative from the benefiting school will be present to accept the donation and thank the group for their teamwork.
This is a very popular, very rewarding event that will have a lasting effect on your team for years to come. Each team will build a Rocking Chair, Bookshelf and Reading bench.
Items may be substituted.
Event Coordination, All Materials and Supplies, Tools, Decorations, Facilitators, Master of Ceremonies, Sound and Music, Delivery of Items