SOUTH HOLLAND, IL South Suburban College's Office of Community Education is currently seeking families to take advantage of their Wild Summer Family Reading Program to help close the literacy gap in the community this summer. This special reading program provides assistance to students who struggle with reading and gives families the opportunity to make reading a fun family activity. It is completely free of charge to participating families, and runs from July 3 31, 2012.
"We hope our residents will consider this wonderful program as a family activity this summer," said Frank M. Zuccarelli, Chairman of the Board of Trustees. "As we all know, it is not just teachers that help children learn to read. Parents, families, friends, and neighbors also play an important role in children's reading success."
The Wild Summer Reading Program will provide children and families with information, tools, and hands-on interactive activities giving young students the opportunity to enhance their reading skills. To qualify for the program, children must have graduated kindergarten and be entering 1st Grade through 5th Grade, and between 510 years old. Parents of participants are required to attend each session and be willing to focus on working with their child to help improve reading.
This project was made possible by a Penny Severns Family Literacy Grant awarded by the Illinois State Library (ISL), a division of the Office of Secretary of State, using state funds designated for literacy.
Residents of District 510 can reserve a spot in the program by calling Matthew Beasland, Literacy Program Coordinator, at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2558 and leaving a message, or by coming in for open registration at 5:30 p.m. on July 3, 2012 in Room L233. SSC is located at 15800 S. State St., South Holland, Illinois.