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Birmingham Reads 2018

April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

BE A PART OF BIRMINGHAM READS

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the largest children’s literacy event in our community, Birmingham Reads.  The Birmingham Reads project is presented by Better Basics, the Junior League of Birmingham, and Scholastic.

More than 700 community volunteers will visit every preschool through fifth-grade class in Birmingham City Schools on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 1 p.m.  A volunteer will be assigned to each class to read an age-appropriate book and then provide a copy of that book to each child to take home to add to his or her home library.  According to The Handbook of Early Literacy Research, literacy challenges can be intensified in low-income areas where there is only one age-appropriate book for every 300 children. However, when struggling readers are provided with the right tools, they can overcome these challenges and improve their reading skills, thus reducing the likelihood that they will fall behind or drop out of school.   By providing each elementary-aged child in Birmingham City Schools a book to take home, Birmingham Reads will help ensure the children in our community are not a part of this statistic.

We encourage companies, social service organizations and all civic minded individuals to volunteer on this special day!  Sign up Deadline is March 30, 2018  For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, please email our Volunteer Coordinator, Amy Howe, at ahowe@betterbasics.org

We also have SPONSORSHIP opportunities for Birmingham Reads!
Sponsorship levels are as follows:

Classroom Sponsor = $150 (Supports 1 classroom)
1/2 Grade Sponsor  = $500 (Support 1/2 of the classes within 1 grade at 1 school)
Grade Sponsor = $1000 (Supports all classes within 1 grade at 1 school)
1/2 School Sponsor = $2500 (Supports 1/2 of 1 of the schools that we go to for Birmingham Reads)
School Sponsor = $5,000 (Provides funds needed to provide Birmingham Reads at 1 of the 18 schools we serve)

All Sponsors will receive social media & website acknowledgment 

For more information regarding sponsorship, please email our Director of Development, Marcy Miller, at mmiller@betterbasics.org.

 

Birmingham City Schools (K-5) that we serve during Birmingham Reads:
Avondale
Barrett
Brown
Bush
Bush Hills Academy
Central Park
Christian
EPIC
Glen Iris
Hayes
Hemphill
Hudson
Huffman Academy
Inglenook
Norwood
Martha Gaskins
Minor
Oliver
Oxmoor Valley
Phillips Academy
Princeton
Robinson
South Hampton
Sun Valley
Tuggle
Washington
West End Academy
Wylam

Details

Date:
April 19, 2018
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Organizer

Better Basics
Phone:
205-944-2928
Email: