Read Right Society changing focus for 2015

The Fraser Cascade Literacy Task Force will be taking the lead role on this popular summer program.

Story Time in the Park is running under new leadership for 2015. The Fraser Cascade Literacy Task Force will be taking the lead role on this popular summer program.

“The Fraser Cascade Literacy Task Force has been actively engaged in STITP for years and will be a great fit to carry on this work in the community,” said Marla Rosenberg, Read Right Society president. “This transition will allow the program to continue while allowing Read Right to work towards other community literacy programs.”

STITP is a summer literacy program held in the Fraser Cascade Region (Hope, Boston Bar, Agassiz and Harrison) that strives to improve literacy amongst preschool children, school aged children, youth and families. STITP improves literacy by leading by example and providing tools for children and families to experience and enjoy reading together. Each week during July and August, STITP includes:

• the reading of a story by a local public figure or author

• children’s literacy related entertainment (i.e. music, talent shows, activities)

• one free copy of the week’s book/family

• free used books

• free snacks

“I am excited about the new direction the Read Right Board is taking in advancing community literacy programs for 2015,” said Jodi McBride, Read Right Society Executive Director.