Do you have an elementary school-age child who is struggling with reading? I recently donated to an incredible organization which I believe is offering something VERY powerful to our Colorado Community…..they have volunteers who tutor children in reading!! 🙂
Although I’ve never been an avid reader myself, every since my first child was 3 months old, I’ve loved reading to children and later enjoy hearing them read to me!! It was a nightly routine in my home, I would read my kids a book, while they each enjoyed half of an apple! It’s a wonderful memory, which I hope my children will cherish as much as I do! When they got a little older, we enjoyed reading book series. Our two favorites were Little House on The Prairie and Indian in The Cupboard! (Both, absolutely wonderful series! I recently started reading the Indian in the Cupboard books to my grandson, who even at 6 years old, is loving them!) It makes for a great way to pass the time on a road-trip as well. I can’t even tell you how many books I read to my family during our travels to and from visiting family, none of which live anywhere near us!! (You’ll hear a lot less “are we almost there yet”, that’s for sure!)
Anyway, back to the organization this post is about. The organization is called Children’s Literacy Center. I can absolutely see myself as a volunteer for them one day soon!! Below is some basic information from their “About Us” page, but I encourage you to visit their website, and spread the word that such a wonderful organization exists here in Colorado!! So whether you’re interested in using their services, volunteering for them or donating to their worthy cause, you can get more info at: ChildrensLiteracyCenter.org
Children’s Literacy Center provides free one-to-one tutoring to elementary school children reading below grade level.
Building a life of success through a foundation of literacy…ONE child at a time
The Children’s Literacy Center, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, began as a Junior League project in 1991. It has since evolved into a state-wide effort that receives support from a broad base of individual donors, businesses, corporations, schools, and foundations.
Beginning with one location and 62 children in 1993, there are presently 16 sites statewide serving more than 900 students annually.
Approximately 27 percent of third grade students in Colorado fail to meet state reading standards. This translates to thousands of children being at risk of failing in school. Children’s Literacy Center works with the community, schools, and families, providing a cost-effective literacy program that shrinks the gap between success and failure.
CLC’s program results in a 95 percent success rate! Program participants develop a solid reading foundation essential to success now and in the future. Tutors give each child the confidence they need to succeed. The ability to read and learn guarantees economic security and social stability in our neighborhoods and communities.