For help with English, Reading, and GED for adults or to volunteer as an Adult Literacy Tutor, call:
Dale a tu familia un future. Ayuda GRATUITA para adultos con: Inglés, Lectura, y GED. Llame Ahora!
Èd GRATIS pou granmoun nan Angle,
Lekti, GED. Rele Jodi a.
Reach Out and Read is a national, evidence-based program that enables area medical practitioners to incorporate early literacy development among the families they serve. Practitioners are trained in ways to address literacy concerns in well child visits and participating children receive a new book at each well child visit from six months to five years of age.
2011-2012 Program Outcomes
The Reach Out and Read (ROR) program is an ingenious way of bringing the gift of knowledge to any child who thought that he or she was just going to the doctor. Such serendipitous discoveries are the inspirations that have changed the world we know today. This is a grassroots program that gives back to society and the individual a 100 percent return on investment.
The successes of the Reach Out and Read Program have been documented. ROR is committed to improved outcomes with ongoing education of all involved. It is my pleasure to be part of the Reach Out and Read program to see children and their families make a life-long connection to books and the wonders of reading.
In life there are a few things that are essential:
Time–can’t take it back
Health–always good to have
Friendship–makes life all the more precious
Reading–if you want to know and be enlightened
Philip Colaizzo, MD, FAAP
Click here for more information about Reach Out and Read volunteering.
If you are interested in volunteering for Reach Out and Read in Palm Beach County, please contact one of the following sites:
Delray Beach Health Center
Barbara Purr, Volunteer Services Coordinator
Lantana/Lake Worth Health Center
Shirley Rose, Volunteer Services Coordinator
West Palm Beach Health Center
Norma Williams, Volunteer Coordinator
CL Brumback Health Center (Belle Glade)
Brian Stanton, Volunteer Services Coordinator
The Literacy Coalition hosted a legislative visit with U.S. Representative
Alcee Hastings, District 23. He toured one of the 29 Reach Out and Read
sites and read to children in the waiting room.