Our resident services team recently partnered with Spread the Word Nevada, a local nonprofit dedicated to advancing early childhood literacy by placing books in the homes of low-income and at-risk children. The organization donated books to start a reading pilot program at two of our family communities, including Rome Pines, our brand-new property in North Las Vegas. The goal? Have an adult read to the children and slowly transition to the children reading to one another.
Veronica, a resident services coordinator with Nevada HAND, said, “The first time I sat down to read to the children, they immediately wanted to take over. After a month, we have several teens reading to younger children, and also helping the children read aloud to the group.”