We are confident that these measures will not only increase book ownership, but also equip and empower parents with the resources to become confident facilitators of their children’s literacy development.
It's a serious matter!
ALPHA ALPHA ETA OMEGA'S
Literacy is a fundamental human right that
places individuals on the path to success in life.
Access to books in the home is linked to:
improved academic performance
better writing and communication skills
reduced dropout rates
increased income levels
Yet, 61% of low-income children are not book owners.
Alpha Alpha Eta Omega is doing its part to increase book ownership in the community by hosting book fairs where children are provided with free books of their choice to build their personal libraries.
3rd grader Brennan Peoples was awestruck to meet the lady whom his elementary school is named after; retired principal and Alpha Alpha Eta Omega Golden chapter member, Sue McGown.
In addition to installing and maintaining Little Free Libraries and literacy corners in local barbershops and beauty shops in our communities, Alpha Alpha Eta Omega is also partnering with local agencies to provide a monthly literacy outreach program that will supply families with free books and literacy resources.
Golden chapter member Karen Clayton uses her super-hero reading abilities
to capture the imagination of a young listener at one of our book fairs.