For the last three years the Reading Captains initiative has fought to protect every child’s right to read in Philadelphia by connecting community members on the ground to a citywide movement for early literacy - the Read by 4th Campaign. Reading Captains are trusted community members who are passionate about childhood literacy and want to do more for families and see systems do more for them too.
About 400 people have already been trained as reading captains and this year we’re making a commitment to train 300 more. We want to make sure that every region in the city has early literacy champions.
We, current reading captains and the administrative team at Global Citizen, want you to join this movement. Delivered by two seasoned Reading Captains, this training will certify you as a Reading Captain in Philadelphia.
Want to know more before you sign up? After the training you’ll be ready to help parents in your community:
Understand how everyday adults can help young brains develop
What common developmental milestones parents can look for
How to confidently navigate school registrations
Tips and tricks for consistent school attendance
How every family can build their own home library with books that represent them and their family, for free or low cost
How to make the most of out of school time and how to access local literacy resources.
Connect to a local reading captain region where the can meet other reading captains who are working to make reading happen everywhere
Ready to become a champion for early literacy? Come help protect every child’s right to read.
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Come join Global Citizen for our Neighbors in Action Workshops! This is a workshop series that occurs monthly. This is a virtual space for discussion, community building, and networking. Topics include but are not limited to civic engagment, social justice, and leadership. These workshops are great for youth groups, partnering organizations, community leaders, and concerned citizens. Please contact Iliana Harris if you'd like to plan a private workshop or have any questions!
The Read by 4th's regularly scheduled working group meeting for partners interested in supporting volunteer mobilization efforts around early childhood literacy. The volunteer mobilization working group's charge and goals are as follows:
Charge: Coordinate and support neighborhood-based efforts to advance early literacy through volunteer service.
Unify and align volunteer efforts around early childhood literacy through sharing best practices in volunteer recruitment, engagement, training, and support
Capture and tell compelling stories of individual contributions to the Read by 4th Campaign (Data & Anecdotal)
Identify and engage a diverse coalition of culturally competent volunteers as thought partners in shaping a citywide agenda around early literacy through the Rb4 Campaign
Cultivate a shared, high-quality experience for volunteers across the Rb4 Campaign, regardless of role or program
Feel free to sign up for upcoming meetings below. If you'd like to be added to the volunteer mobilization working group directory, please visit: https://globalcitizen365.org/volunteermobilization
Partnering with Read by 4th to give out books to the community
Due to COVID, strict guidelines will be enforced: including mask wearing, social distancing, rotating volunteers and outdoor events.
4600 Merion/Wyalusing between Belmont and Lancanater
Art Sphere Inc. is inviting volunteers to help us build literacy skills in youth through the arts. We will train you to work online with us and there are lots of areas to support our work! Whether its research, making videos, writing lesson plans, edting lesson plan books, designing or accompanying a teacher on Zoom and reading your favorite book. We are looking for volunteers to commit 3 hours a week for 10 weeks. To learn more about our requirements go here ehttps://artsphere.org/get-involved/volunteer/. We look forward to your joining us!