The Family and Community
Engagement Webinar
What’s your favorite childhood book?
Agenda
 America’s Literacy
Crisis
 Reading Action
Program Overview
 Literacy and
Early Reading
 Lions Impact

 Jackie...
“Child development is a foundation for
community development and economic
development, as capable children become the
foun...
America’s Literacy Crisis

 One out of five households in the U.S. does not have
access to books.
 75% of students who a...
The Literacy Paradigm
What’s your favorite childhood book?
Reading Action Program
The Reading Action Program provides an
important opportunity for Lions to help bridge the
gaps in l...
Service
Activities

Lions reported
over 82,000
Reading Action
Program
activities.

Service Hours

Reporting clubs
dedicate...
Ways to get Involved
• Include books in holiday gift baskets
• Host Scholastic book fairs at your local
school and other c...
Jackie Harvey
Director of Community and District Wide
Partnerships at Scholastic
Agenda
 Who is Scholastic
 Why is Reading
Critical to Success
 What is FACE
 How Can You Join
FACE

 What Can We Do t...
93 Years Old!
• International Company – It Matters All Over
World!
• Largest Publisher of Children’s Books in World
• Only...
Reading is CRITICAL
“Reading is key to a child’s
cognitive, emotional and social
health. Giving a book to a child is
more ...
Why is Reading Critical?
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Reading…
Exercises our brains. (Much more complex than watching TV)
Buil...
“A child growing up with several
books in their environment completes
an average of up to three years more
schooling than ...
“Literacy, the ability to read, write and
understand, is the birthright of every child in
the world, as well as the pathwa...
Benefits of FACE
• Extends literacy beyond the classroom to
accelerate academic success
• Supports learning occurring in s...
FACE
• Membership Program – to make sure children
receive books
• NO FEES – It’s a FREE Membership
• No MINIMUMS
• No MAXI...
FACE
How Does that Work?
 Fill out a FACE Application
 FACE Customer Service will
contact you
 You will get your own me...
FACE FAX NUMBER:
888-598-0415
Online Application:
http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/
face-new/become-a-member.html
Applying to FACE
• FAX FACE Application: 888-598-0415
• Go Online to:
http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/facenew/becom...
FACE FAX NUMBER: 888-598-0415
FACE Customer Service: 800-387-1437
Mail FACE AP: Scholastic
Customer Maintenance
P.O. Box 7...
WE ARE READY TO HELP YOU
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2.

Maurene’s Team
FACE Customer Service

If you do know what you would like to do, we
can hel...
We can help you with what you are doing now
• At eye screenings, give books away
• Books can even be about vision and eye ...
More Service Opportunities
• Set up a Lions Literacy Den
• Place where families come together
• Parent trainings
• Underpr...
Collections to Support your Projects
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Vision and Eye Care
Health and Wellness – Diabetes
Hearing
Cultures
Span...
Ways We Are Partnering Now
• Oklahoma – Disaster Relief
• Rebuilding community libraries, school libraries and home
librar...
Other Ideas: Books are an Investment in a
Child’s Future
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Food Bank – give away books
Holiday Celebrations – g...
When Can You Give Books?
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Engaging our Youth Campaign
International Literacy Day
Sharing...
Hospitals
“Stories … help children cope with the
worries and fears precipitated by
illness, medical procedures, and
hospitalizations...
Triangulation of Partners to Benefit
the Children and Community

Hospital Organization
Add Logo Here
The Issue
• Nationwide Children’s Hospital believes
it takes more than medicine to have a
healthy child.
• Hospitals can b...
The Issue
• Hospital-bound children need as much
control of their activities as possible and
opportunities to make choices...
The Benefit
• Sick children having a sense of ownership of their books allows them to
feel safe and secure and a sense of ...
The Benefit
• Language skills continue to develop
• Adults can bond with children over
books.
• Children in hospitals will...
Next Steps
• Complete and send in FACE Application
• Customer service will email you your FACE membership number
• If you ...
To conclude…
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New Partnership
Scholastic
FACE – Faces of Children
FACE Application
Options: Turn-key Program...
Resources
• Call to Action Flyer

• Project Idea Sheet
• Planning Guide
• Community Needs
Assessment
• Sample Press Releas...
Thank you!
Please contact us at programs@lionsclubs.org and
visit our website for more resources.
Family and Community Engagement Webinar with Scholastic
Family and Community Engagement Webinar with Scholastic
Family and Community Engagement Webinar with Scholastic
Family and Community Engagement Webinar with Scholastic
Family and Community Engagement Webinar with Scholastic
Family and Community Engagement Webinar with Scholastic
Family and Community Engagement Webinar with Scholastic
Family and Community Engagement Webinar with Scholastic
Family and Community Engagement Webinar with Scholastic
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In this webinar we share information on our partnership with Scholastic under the Reading Action Program. We also discuss ways that your club can work with schools, families, and communities to make sure that every child has an opportunity to reach their full potential.

Special Guest Presenter: Jackie Harvey, Director of Community and District Wide Partnerships at Scholastic

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  • This exercise will help the attendees familiarize themselves with the questions box. We will read some of the entries aloud, for example: “Lion Samantha from the Colorado Lions Club says that her favorite childhood book is the Little Prince because her grandmother used to read it to her when she was a little girl”…
  • Dr. DipeshNavsaria is a pediatrician at American Family Children's Hospital who is deeply involved in Reach Out and Read, an initiative that makes literacy promotion a standard part of pediatric primary care, so that children grow up with books and a love of reading. At the Reading and Literacy Summit that was held at our headquarters in May of this year, Dr. Navsaria started his presentation with this quote: “Child development is a foundation for community development and economic development, as capable children become the foundation of a prosperous and sustainable society.”
  • This exercise will help the attendees familiarize themselves with the questions box. We will read some of the entries aloud, for example: “Lion Samantha from the Colorado Lions Club says that her favorite childhood book is the Little Prince because her grandmother used to read it to her when she was a little girl”…
  • The 2012-13 service activity report shows that Lions have reported over 82 thousand education and literacy relation projects. Lions have also invested over 2.4 million hours into education projects under the reading action program and have collectively served over 8 million people worldwide.
  • Family and Community Engagement Webinar with Scholastic

    1. 1. The Family and Community Engagement Webinar
    2. 2. What’s your favorite childhood book?
    3. 3. Agenda  America’s Literacy Crisis  Reading Action Program Overview  Literacy and Early Reading  Lions Impact  Jackie Harvey, Scholastic  Activity Planning Resources  Discussion Session/Q&A
    4. 4. “Child development is a foundation for community development and economic development, as capable children become the foundation of a prosperous and sustainable society.” -Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, ROAR
    5. 5. America’s Literacy Crisis  One out of five households in the U.S. does not have access to books.  75% of students who are poor readers in 3rd grade remain poor readers in high school.  Two-thirds of America’s children living in poverty have no books at home, and the number of families living in poverty is on the rise.
    6. 6. The Literacy Paradigm
    7. 7. What’s your favorite childhood book?
    8. 8. Reading Action Program The Reading Action Program provides an important opportunity for Lions to help bridge the gaps in literacy and education in their communities. • Increase literacy among children and adults • Improve access to inclusive education • Bridge the digital divide and provide access to books • Place new emphasis on existing Lions programs, including services for people with vision loss
    9. 9. Service Activities Lions reported over 82,000 Reading Action Program activities. Service Hours Reporting clubs dedicated over 2.4 million hours to literacy and education related activities. People Served Lions served over 8 million people through Reading Action Program projects worldwide.
    10. 10. Ways to get Involved • Include books in holiday gift baskets • Host Scholastic book fairs at your local school and other community locations • Organize a book giveaway for International Literacy Day • In December and January, provide books at food banks under the “Relieving the Hunger” Campaign • Donate books to hospitals – children’s waiting areas, books for hospitalized children
    11. 11. Jackie Harvey Director of Community and District Wide Partnerships at Scholastic
    12. 12. Agenda  Who is Scholastic  Why is Reading Critical to Success  What is FACE  How Can You Join FACE  What Can We Do to Help Lions  Different Options  Next Steps
    13. 13. 93 Years Old! • International Company – It Matters All Over World! • Largest Publisher of Children’s Books in World • Only About Literacy…Read Every Day. Lead a Better Life • Started by a Former Teacher. Filled with Former Teachers
    14. 14. Reading is CRITICAL “Reading is key to a child’s cognitive, emotional and social health. Giving a book to a child is more important than giving DVDs, flash cards and educational games. The first 3 years of life, the brain is wired in ways it will never be wired again. Reading at the earliest ages is critical to brain development.” - Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, Pediatrician and Reach Out and Read
    15. 15. Why is Reading Critical? • • • • • • • • • • • • Reading… Exercises our brains. (Much more complex than watching TV) Builds neuro-connections in the brain Improves concentration Teaches children about the world Improves vocabulary Helps build writing skills Develops a child’s imagination Gives children empathy and understanding of cause and effect Helps children perform better at school Gives a child a chance at life and choices Changes the entire family
    16. 16. “A child growing up with several books in their environment completes an average of up to three years more schooling than a child who has no access to books in their environment.” – Evans, Kelley, Sikora & Treiman, 2010
    17. 17. “Literacy, the ability to read, write and understand, is the birthright of every child in the world, as well as the pathway to succeed in school and to realize a complete life.” - Scholastic’s Reading Bill of Rights
    18. 18. Benefits of FACE • Extends literacy beyond the classroom to accelerate academic success • Supports learning occurring in schools to build the home-school connection • Brings research-based programs and strategies that support children from birth through high school by focusing on five pillars….
    19. 19. FACE • Membership Program – to make sure children receive books • NO FEES – It’s a FREE Membership • No MINIMUMS • No MAXIMUMS • FREE Shipping • 45%-80% Off List Price
    20. 20. FACE How Does that Work?  Fill out a FACE Application  FACE Customer Service will contact you  You will get your own membership number  You can give that number to anyone who wants to give books to kids  Each club needs to have own number
    21. 21. FACE FAX NUMBER: 888-598-0415
    22. 22. Online Application: http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/ face-new/become-a-member.html
    23. 23. Applying to FACE • FAX FACE Application: 888-598-0415 • Go Online to: http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/facenew/become-a-member.html or just Google Scholastic FACE Ap and you will be taken to the application! • Mail the application in • Contact Jackie Harvey at jharvey@scholastic.com • Contact Kate Barcal at Lions programs@lionsclubs.org • FACE Catalog and Brochure have Application
    24. 24. FACE FAX NUMBER: 888-598-0415 FACE Customer Service: 800-387-1437 Mail FACE AP: Scholastic Customer Maintenance P.O. Box 7502 Jefferson City, MO. 65102
    25. 25. WE ARE READY TO HELP YOU 1. 2. Maurene’s Team FACE Customer Service If you do know what you would like to do, we can help. If you need some guidance on possibilities and options, we can help.
    26. 26. We can help you with what you are doing now • At eye screenings, give books away • Books can even be about vision and eye care • When giving eyeglasses • Books can even be about vision and eye care • When reading to children • Give that book to children • Summer Fests – Invest in Summer Reading • Give packs of books to children for summer
    27. 27. More Service Opportunities • Set up a Lions Literacy Den • Place where families come together • Parent trainings • Underprivileged children come for computer time • STORIA ebooks from Scholastic • Adopt a Classroom or School • Implement a Mentor Program • Mentor a Class • Mentor a Child
    28. 28. Collections to Support your Projects • • • • • • Vision and Eye Care Health and Wellness – Diabetes Hearing Cultures Spanish and Bilingual Books Disaster Relief – so important to not stop a child’s learning
    29. 29. Ways We Are Partnering Now • Oklahoma – Disaster Relief • Rebuilding community libraries, school libraries and home libraries • Post disaster, attention to a child, as in reading to a child is healing that child • Kansas • Funds given to Host City from Lion’s Clubs to local Lions to find opportunities to reach underprivileged children and give them books
    30. 30. Other Ideas: Books are an Investment in a Child’s Future • • • • • • Food Bank – give away books Holiday Celebrations – give away books Adopt a Child at Holidays – more books than toys Winter and Spring Break – send books home Homeless Shelters – kids need a sense of ownership Doctor’s Offices and Waiting Areas
    31. 31. When Can You Give Books? • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Engaging our Youth Campaign International Literacy Day Sharing the Vision World Sight Day International Day of the Girl Diabetes Awareness Month World Diabetes Day Lions Eye Bank Week Eye Donor Awareness Month International Women’s Day Protecting our Environment Earth Day Recycle for Sight Month Hunger Relief Campaign Pancake Breakfasts Summer Fests Community Gatherings
    32. 32. Hospitals
    33. 33. “Stories … help children cope with the worries and fears precipitated by illness, medical procedures, and hospitalizations.” -Southern Medical Journal, vol 77, no 3
    34. 34. Triangulation of Partners to Benefit the Children and Community Hospital Organization Add Logo Here
    35. 35. The Issue • Nationwide Children’s Hospital believes it takes more than medicine to have a healthy child. • Hospitals can be frightening and lonely experiences. Books provide comfort, security, imagination and levity during a stressful time in a child’s life. • Parents and families can find relationships altered when they have a child in the hospital. Books bring people together.
    36. 36. The Issue • Hospital-bound children need as much control of their activities as possible and opportunities to make choices. • Some children have weakened immune systems due to chemotherapy and other treatments. • Books that are borrowed often cause problems as they carry germs. • Reading helps children transition from the hospital to the home and back into the classroom.
    37. 37. The Benefit • Sick children having a sense of ownership of their books allows them to feel safe and secure and a sense of self. • Being able to use one’s imagination, taken to a different place, away from health problems when being bound to a hospital room is a great health benefit. • Social-emotional development is the foundation for cognitive development. When a child is emotionally well and feeling secure, brain development continues. Reading is a conduit to this.
    38. 38. The Benefit • Language skills continue to develop • Adults can bond with children over books. • Children in hospitals will be less likely to fall behind in schools, suffering educationally, by reading, sharing and owning books. • Reading – and being read to – can make a huge difference to a child’s health. Books divert a child’s attention away from their pain. They entertain children, reduce stress and provide comfort and reassurance.
    39. 39. Next Steps • Complete and send in FACE Application • Customer service will email you your FACE membership number • If you are interested, contact: • Jackie Harvey: jharvey@scholastic.com, 630-219-8595 • Customer Service • National Scholastic Team can… • • • • Visit with you in person to brainstorm ideas Visit with you in person to share ideas from country Offer a session to your club on literacy, children, learning Attend your gatherings to build capacity and awareness Whatever your project is…. we now have a call to action
    40. 40. To conclude… • • • • • • • New Partnership Scholastic FACE – Faces of Children FACE Application Options: Turn-key Program or Customize Next Steps THANK YOU!
    41. 41. Resources • Call to Action Flyer • Project Idea Sheet • Planning Guide • Community Needs Assessment • Sample Press Release • Bookmarks • Diploma
    42. 42. Thank you! Please contact us at programs@lionsclubs.org and visit our website for more resources.
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