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Reading program encourages youths to hit the books

Posted 2/28/2014   Updated 2/28/2014 Email story   Print story

    


by Donovan Jackson
42nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs


2/28/2014 -  MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. -- To further the Air Force Personnel Center's push to promote literacy among youths, the Maxwell and Gunter youth centers are still encouraging youths to take part in the One Page at a Time Program.

The program began Nov. 12 and will conclude March 14. The program's goal is to offer literacy-enriched opportunities for youths ages 5 to 13 who are eligible to use Force Support Squadron facilities.

"Although it's a little late, if a youth wanted to join the program now, they would simply need to contact Sarah Cooper at the Maxwell youth center or Alfred Frazier at the Gunter youth center," said Robert Richert, MYC youth director. "If a child was to join now, he or she could still be credited for the books that they have already read, beginning in November.

During the program, participants select books from required reading lists that are provided by their schools or installation libraries as well as from a list of 15,000 titles at www.afyouthprograms.com.

"The attention and emphasis placed on furthering a child or youth's literary education can never receive too much attention or resources," said Sarah Cooper, program director at MYC. "We truly believe that this program is extremely beneficial to the participants."

Each time children read a book, they should have their parent, teacher or mentor sign their registration and reading log to document the child's accomplishment and progress.
At the conclusion of the program, the incentive form and the results report should be submitted to the child's youth center no later than March 12, 2014.

The 50 youths who have read the most books at the end of the program will receive an additional prize.

"One Page at a Time is a milestone for programs that are offered through child and youth programs," Cooper said. "It's refreshing to have the Air Force continue to support our educational endeavors when it comes to our children and youth."



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