P.O. Box 2123 Columbus, Georgia 31902-2123
Programs and Events
Kindergarten Readiness,The Dictionary Project, and Livin' the Dream are ongoing programs we are directly involved in with our local school district.We also host events such as Heroes Read and Book Parades. Learn more about each program or event below. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit our Join Us page for more information on how you or your organization can help local children increase their literacy levels.
P.O. Box 2123
Columbus, Georgia 31902
Purpose: To provide all 3rd grade students in Muscogee County/ Ft. Benning a dictionary with a message about their graduation year and the choices they have in life.
Results: In the last six years, the Literacy Alliance has distributed more than 15,000 dictionaries to students while educating them about when they will graduate.
Purpose: To increase the vocabulary level of at-risk children through one-on-one volunteer interaction. In our 2010 fall session, we have over 30 volunteers working with 12 children.
Results: Students participating in this program have improved their vocabulary levels on average by eight months during this eight week program.
The Dictionary Project
Kindergarten Readiness Celebration
M iss CSU, Tamela Thompson joins our volunteers and students at Fox Elementary.
Livin' the Dream
Purpose: To positively impact graduation rates at Jordan High School by using positive reinforcement for making good choices regarding attendance and behavior.
Livin' the Dream has been modeled after similar successful programs throughout Georgia.
Purpose: To show students age 9-12 the importance of reading to everyday heroes.
Results: Over 100 students attended the fall 2010 event with their families and more than 35 new library cards were issued.
Purpose: To give quality books to low income children in public housing communities in a fun and exciting manner. In addition, we share information with adults about GED ® and MCSD Adult Education.
Results: Over the past year, we have given over 500 books to over 300 children and families.