In honor of International Literacy Day on 8 September, Rotary International and the International Reading Association developed Every School a Star, a Web-based resource designed to help Rotary clubs and reading councils carry out literacy projects.

by Maureen Vaught
Rotary International News

6 September 2007

Available in English, the kit includes examples of successful club and district literacy projects, needs assessment questionnaires, and a teachers' wish list. You'll also find links to contact information, resources, and service opportunities, as well as guidelines for working with local Rotary clubs and reading councils.

To help you find a project that matches your schools' needs with your volunteers' resources and interests, the literacy projects have been divided into four categories: donations/funding, education/awareness, literacy events/celebrations, and volunteers/mentor. There also is a section explaining how to include a literacy element in other types of service projects.

Download the kit now.


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