We have the opportunity for individuals to volunteer on February 4th, 2013 for various elementary schools here in SF.Each volunteer will read a story aloud to children in participating schools. This event is intended to not only celebrate contributions of African Americans to literature but to inspire a love for reading in our youth.
In celebration of Black History Month, hundreds of volunteers will read aloud a book by an African American author and/or illustrator in elementary school classrooms across San Francisco. Exact times for each school will vary, but the 2 hour event will begin with a breakfast gathering where you will learn tips on how to be an engaging storyteller. Breakfast will be followed by a 30-minutes classroom reading.
Volunteers will be matched with a class and provided a list of suggested, grade appropriate books. You can borrow a book from your local library or purchase your book. Purchased books can be donated to the school.
You can sign up at sfedfund.org/registration. THE DEADLINE IS JANUARY 25th!
This event is a little different being that it is not a group project but more individually based. It is a wonderful opportunity to give back to the children in our community and I am sure it will be exciting and a blast. Please let me know if you have any questions.