Meeting the Challenges of Teaching Youngsters to Read Amid a Pandemic
Presentation by Winifred Perkins
Chair, Rotary Literacy Committee
It’s a tug at the heartstrings. It’s a sense of accomplishment like no other. It’s one of the best things we do as a club.
This evening you’ll hear how our Rotary Literacy Committee is changing the lives of young children on Bainbridge.
In 2018, Mary Callan and a handful of dedicated Rotarians, established the Literacy Committee aimed at helping youngsters in the Bainbridge Island School District learn to read.
The foundation of that program was based on the dedication of the approximately 40 Rotary Readers who went into the classrooms and worked one-on-one with students. These students were identified by teachers and reading specialists as needing "extra help" to master the skills of reading.
In March 2020 this abruptly changed with outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since that time, we have been working on new ways to assist the young children.
Winifred and her team will share what our Literacy Committee has done in the past and what we plan to do in the future.
Please join us to learn about why early intervention and literacy is so important and to honor those who are committed to preparing youngsters for a future full of reading!