Reading Champions Literacy Summit & Volunteer Workshop | Greenwich Moms

The Greenwich United Way is proud to host this informative event during its 11th year of Reading Champions, a literacy support program active in 11 Greenwich Public Schools and 3 After School Programs (Boys & Girls Club, YWCA & BANC).
The general Greenwich public and over 120 active Reading Champions Volunteers are invited to a gathering intended to foster better understanding of literacy development, while identifying and meeting the needs of emerging readers.
Literacy Expert, Joan Kelley, Ed. M from Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) will outline insights about 3 types of skills necessary to enhance early literacy. Her findings are rooted in her expertise driving leading research and consulting with public elementary school literacy programs across the nation. This lecture will comprise of Kelley’s presentation of research findings and impact for literacy outcomes.
The second half of this event will be a focused workshop for active Reading Champions Volunteers who will divide in groups and discuss best practices meeting the need of their grade level of students. This session will invite sharing and learning acquired through one-on-one weekly tutoring visits. Annually, the GUW Reading Champions Program provides over 15K moments of direct impact between its volunteer tutors and the elementary students that it supports. The results are far reaching, including motivating greater reading fluency and inspiring academic confidence to ultimately impact greater student success in the classroom for years to come.

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