It’s Official Seattle: Succeeding Begins with Reading!
Today is the official launch of the 2015 Succeeding Begins with Reading Book Drive hosted by Starling Agency Nanny Placement and Blossoming Buds Preschool! The book drive will run throughout the entire month of May. Donations will be delivered to low-income schools, shelters, and outreach programs throughout WA state.
Together we’re honored to be collecting books on behalf of Page Ahead Children’s Literacy Program. Page Ahead is a wonderful foundation that builds awareness about the importance of early literacy in under-served/high-risk populations. Since 1990, Page Ahead has placed over 2.3 million books into the hands of 650,000 at-risk children across Washington State. Page Ahead operates on one simple and astounding fact: being read to as a child is the foremost predictor of academic success in childhood. If a child can read at grade level by 3rd grade, they will continue to read at grade level throughout their academic career. A child who succeeds in school is more likely to thrive beyond graduation. Succeeding begins with reading!
How to donate:
If you would like to volunteer to collect books for the Succeeding Begins with Reading Book Drive, please email Mandie@starlingagency.com.