The Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation is encouraging literacy by starting early. Designed to encourage reading, Bag of Books allows Kindergarten students to “own” a different set of books each week to read on their own or with their families. In areas where students have no or low access to books outside school, this program promotes literacy and responsibility.
Designed to improve literacy skills and encourage reading, Bag of Books allows children who have little or no access to books outside school to take home a set of books to read on their own and with family members.
At the beginning of the week, each student signs out a bag containing four grade-level books. The bag is returned to the class on Friday. Each week the student receives a different bag with four new books inside. Over the course of a school year, students have an opportunity to read 120 different books.
Bag of Books is currently in 85 kindergarten classes, reaching over 2,000 students!
More than 2,000 kindergartners in the SCV are part of the Bag of Books program. Having books in the home provides literacy skill support and increases the enjoyment of reading.
Each $25 donation adds a bag of books into a classroom. A $1,000 donation adds a classroom of books along with sponsorship recognition in each book.
To donate to the Bag of Books Program visit the SCV Education Foundation.
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