On 8/3 we did a fabulous workshop for the students in the NYPD Staten Island Summer Youth Police Academy. We asked the students “how many of you love to read.”
Sadly, only about 1/4th of the students raised their hands. The #1 reason they gave for not enjoying reading? “It’s boring.”
So we decided to do a 1 week reading challenging with the students! Each student in the program agreed to read one book by 8/10 and write a short report about the book! So we decided, why not expand the challenge. Interested in doing the challenge? Use the form below, pick a book to read and finish it by next Friday! It can be a book you’re already reading with your child, a sibling, or something totally new you’re reading on your own. Don’t have a book? Email Heather.firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get one to you as quickly as possible.
We will also select 3 lucky readers to receive a $25 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble – so pick a book and happy reading! https://goo.gl/forms/xXQ0QrgkazjjeDvy2
The @st_john_villa_academy – the gift that doesn’t end and we don’t want it to! We picked up more books donated by the school on 7/26! Huge thank you to everyone at the school for all their kindness and generosity! Big thanks to Sister Julianne, Mary Ellen Kelly Elias and of course, Carmine Raimondi and the Raimondi family! These books will go into our various Little Free Libraries and be used at our reading events.
Having a blast partnering with Holly Bonner and Commons Cafe on #sharkweek – putting all things sharks into our various Little Free Libraries! If you’re near one of our libraries, check it out! You may find some cool shark glasses and of course, books! Enjoy! #sharkweek #sharkweek2018 #healthforyouths
Fabulous program! Thank you @universalexpressionsnyc for partnering with us! #Repost @universalexpressionsnyc with @get_repost ・・・ @universalexpressionsnyc Founder and CEO, Leonel Familia, running our company’s first basketball day camp in Staten Island, NY. A special thanks to @healthforyouths for collaborating with us on this special project.