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SUMMER READING PROGRAM

nurturing learning through fun and connections

OCJ KIDS

SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2023

MAY 24th – JULY 19th

120 Foster Children

Reading
Stem activities
Field Trip
Books
Snacks
Prizes

LIBRARY

Foster group home children often fall behind on reading skills because of trauma they’ve experienced. By inviting the children to our warehouse weekly through out the summer, we are able to grant them access to a room stocked with books they are able to take for their own collection. volunteers engage with the children to find out what they’ve read and prizes are awarded for achieving certain levels of reading depending on the child’s level.

Once they have picked out books, the home is engaged in story time from personally selected books to suit their age and interests. by doing this, we are able to help nurture the portion of the brain that grows from listening to someone else tell them a story.

STEM PROJECT

Each week of the program our staff engages the group homes in  varying STEM based, hands on  experiments. It is our hope, that this time will open their minds to new ideas and possibly allow them to find something that sparks their interest.

USE OF PROCEEDS

All donations go to provide children with a unique experience.

by donating you can help us to fill our shelves with books that the teens and children specifically request to keep them engaged.

The $5 donation will help us to purchase supplies for an experiment for one week.