Back to School Shoe Drive
Thanks to the support of donors, volunteers, and community partners, we will be able to provide new shoes to more than 1,200 students in 10 of our partnering schools! Visit our blog to learn more about our 2018 Back to School Shoe Drive.
You can also support our Back to School Shoe Drive by helping sort the shoes we've collected and deliver them to our partnering schools between 8:30 AM and 12:00 PM during the week of September 17-21.
Did you know that a child’s ability to read proficiently by third grade is one of the most important predictors of high school graduation and career success? From third grade on, children shift from learning to read to reading to learn. If a child is behind grade level at the end of third grade, they will struggle to master the more complex subject matter they encounter later on. National research shows that 2/3 of fourth graders in the U. S. are not proficient readers. This percentage is even higher among low-income students.
You can make a difference in the life of a child by joining Bridging For Tomorrow’s Literacy Squad! Members of the Literacy Squad commit to spend 30 minutes a week during the school year reading one-on-one with two elementary students. This extra one-on-one attention increases student confidence and fluency and encourages a love of reading.
Literacy Squad Trainings:
Sunday, August 26 at 10:15 AM
Tuesday, August 28 at 10:00 AM
Thursday, August 30 at 7:00 PM
Training will take place at Bridging For Tomorrow’s Community Center.
Make A Difference. Be A Mentor.
Our mentoring program provides students with a caring adult who gives them emotional and academic support. Having a consistent, positive relationship with a compassionate role-model makes a huge difference in the lives of children and helps them discover their potential.
Mentors spend an hour each week in the schools talking, reading, and playing games with their mentees. We ask our mentors to commit to the entire school year and will provide all necessary resources for successful mentoring.
2018/2019 Mentor Trainings:
Sunday, September 16 at 1:00 PM
Monday, September 24 at 6:00 PM
Training will take place at Faithbridge. A light meal will be provided. No childcare is available.
Epps Island Elementary