Congratulations to REACH (Reading Enriches All Children), the recipient of the 2018 Junior League of Hampton Roads Community Assistance Grant! They were honored at our annual May Dinner Celebration at Williamsburg Winery. REACH received $2,750, which will go towards their Moonbeams and Sweet Dreams initiative.
The number one predictor of literacy success is access to developmentally-appropriate books in the home. Unfortunately, low-income communities only have 1 developmentally-appropriate book per 300 children, compared to 13 books per child in middle class communities. To combat this, REACH has developed the Moonbeams and Sweet Dreams initiative. This initiative will provide board books to low-income families in downtown Newport News, as well as training to parents on early literacy strategies, such as picture walking.
Interested in joining our League? Click here to learn more about our recruitment process and for our online application form.
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