Gannon University’s KDPs Push For Greater Literacy For Children of Teen Parents
Posted: September 16, 2013
The Erie Reading Council, an affiliate of the International
Reading Association, and Gannon University's chapter of Kappa Delta
Pi education honor society, are holding a fundraising event that
will support the Growing Readers project on Sept. 17 from 5 - 8
p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 5909 Peach Street.
The Growing Readers project is part of an effort to educate teen
parents about the importance of reading to their children. Members
of Kappa Delta Pi have spent the last year going into City of Erie
School District high schools and speaking to teenage parents about
the importance of early literacy, language development, talking to
children, reading to infants and toddlers, and more.
Members of Kappa Delta Pi were awarded a $5,000 grant from the
Stackpole-Hall Foundation to support the project. According to
Chelsea Kulak, Gannon's Kappa Delta Pi Chapter President, "This
money will go to support the project in the City of Erie high
schools. The Barnes & Noble event will help fund our efforts to
expand the project into Erie County."
During the event, there will be three stations for children to
participate in: bookmaking, "Toddler Time," and "Storytime."
In addition, there will be celebrity readers from Lake Erie
Speedway and the Erie Playhouse, including Sebastian (Brennan
Staaf) and Ariel (Emily Tworek) from "The Little Mermaid," Stanley
(Brandon Hayes) from "Flat Stanley," and Pinkalicious (Sydney Rudd)
For additional information contact Robin Quick, Ph.D.
(firstname.lastname@example.org) and Chelsea Kulak
(email@example.com) at (814) 871-5399.