Everybody Wins! - Atlanta, GA
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Everybody Wins! Atlanta is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting children's literacy and love of reading through shared reading experiences with caring adults. These experiences enhance children's self-esteem and expand their possibilities for success in school and life.
EW! Atlanta serves eight schools in metro-Atlanta through Power Lunch, our "signature" program. Power Lunch is a literacy and mentoring program that brings adult volunteers into low-income public elementary schools for read aloud sessions each week at the student's lunchtime. The adult volunteer is paired with one student and commits to read to that student throughout the school year. Students are in second through fifth grades and, once enrolled in the program, continue until they leave the school. The program is designed to build a love of reading but has also been shown to improve reading skills and attitudes, increase reading confidence and produce higher scores on standardized tests.
An important component to the program is the books given to all participating students at least three times per year. EW! Atlanta further supports reading by putting books into the hands of our students for their home libraries. By having these books to take home, we hope to create a bridge between school and home. Last year, we served over 500 students with our Power Lunch program and gave away over 1500 new books to those students. As a non-profit with budget constraints, we are always seeking avenues for acquiring new books to be given to our students.
EW! Atlanta seeks the partnership of Paperbackswap.com to help us put those books into the students' hands! Our students are a diverse group spread across inner-city and suburbs. We serve the following low-income, Title I schools:
Bethune Elementary--Atlanta Public Schools
Brumby Elementary--Cobb County Schools
Centennial Place Elementary--Atlanta Public Schools
Cook Elementary--Atlanta Public Schools
Dresden Elementary--DeKalb County Schools
Hill-Hope Elementary--Atlanta Public Schools
Oakley Elementary--Fulton County Schools
Stripling Elementary--Gwinnett County Schools
Thanks for your consideration! When you read with a child, Everybody Wins!
Terri Beck, Executive Director
Update from the Everybody Wins! - Atlanta, GA:
We received the books and are thrilled with them! Many of the books are also appropriate for our StoryTime program geared towards first and second graders. We are so excited to have these books to distribute to our students!