Wherever kids may be waiting, they could be reading! That’s why Lead to Read KC has more than 50 Reading is EverywhereSM book distribution sites across the Kansas City area. This month we look at our transitional housing partners:
Transitional housing refers to a temporary accommodation meant to bridge the gap from homelessness to permanent housing by offering structure, supervision, support, life skills, and in some cases, education and training, and that’s where Lead to Read KC comes in.
We are currently providing free books and Tips for Raising a Reader magnets to the six organizations, and this summer, we’ll be offering family engagement programming at Hillcrest, Sheffield Place, River of Refuge and Rose Brooks. We aim to help parents and guardians support their children’s literacy journey outside of school.
We are grateful for our transitional housing partnerships and all of our Reading is EverywhereSM partners, helping us build a stronger community of readers.