Monday, October 30, 2017

A Big Thank You to Community Bank!

Reader to Reader would like to thank Community Bank, N.A. for their sponsorship of our Read, Think, Share program in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Thanks to Community Bank’s generous support, 46 children at Alice Beal Elementary are reading and corresponding daily with our college reading mentors.

The innovative Read, Think, Share mentoring program partners students from low-income backgrounds with college student mentors. The students and mentors read books and discuss them online in a secure forum. Students have the opportunity to select books from a wide range of titles that suit their personal interests. The program not only provides the students with positive feedback and academic support, but also time spent corresponding with strong role models.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Reader to Reader Expands Navajo Nation Staff

Welcome to Martha Hughes, who joins our staff in New Mexico, as one of our two Navajo Nation Outreach Coordinators.

This year we our expanding our capability on the Navajo Nation in Arizona and New Mexico in order to reach more schools.

Martha will be helping students at various schools prepare for the ACT, and will assist them with the college application process.

Martha grew up on the Navajo Nation in Shiprock, New Mexico. After receiving her BA in English & German from Coe College and her MA in Intercultural Education, Migration, and Multilingualism from the Karlsruhe University of Education, she's thrilled to be back in Din├ętah. Reader to Reader affords her the unique opportunity to share her dedication to providing progressive education to Native youth through the Blueprint for Success program.

Our expansion of our Navajo Nation work is made possible by the generous support of the Fordham Street Foundation, the Hiatt Family Foundation, and Lynn and Jean Miller.

Friday, October 13, 2017

A Thank You from the Red Lake Indian Nation

Dear Reader Reader,
The students in Red Lake Schools would like to sincerely thank you for the 100 copies of the young adult novel, “The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things.”
I divided them up between the language arts teachers and libraries in different parts of our district; the staff was excited to save their own budget.
(A special thank you from Reader to Reader to author Ann Aguirre for making this donation possible!)