The Reading Action Program

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  • All publications are available at www.lionsclubs.org. Simply type “reading” in the search box on the home page. Here, you’ll be able to download a variety of resources, as listed on this slide. You will also enjoy reading the success stories from Lions around the world. And, you’ll find more information about LCI’s literacy partners and the Reading Action Program awards for clubs and districts.
  • If you’re not sure where to start, you may want to implement a community needs assessment to determine where your services are most needed. You can find this assessment form on our website, too. Just type “MK9” in the search box at the LCI website. It contains a needs assessment questionnaire you can send to school principals, teachers, libraries and other agencies and organizations involved with promoting literacy for children and adults.
  • If you’re not sure where to start, you may want to implement a community needs assessment to determine where your services are most needed. You can find this assessment form on our website, too. Just type “MK9” in the search box at the LCI website. It contains a needs assessment questionnaire you can send to school principals, teachers, libraries and other agencies and organizations involved with promoting literacy for children and adults.
  • Thank you, everyone, for your participation. Kate and I hope you have enjoyed this webinar and have gathered new information you can take back to your clubs. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or comments. We look forward to hearing from you. You can send any inquiries to programs@lionsclubs.org.Have a nice evening. This concludes the webinar, “Improving Literacy for People with Vision Loss.”

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  • 1. Reading Action Program A “Call to Action” for every club! Challenges Lions to focus on literacy and access to educational tools and resources 1
  • 2. Importance of Literacy in all CommunitiesLiteracy – the ability to read andwrite – is essential for: • Learning and Development • Academic Achievement • Occupational Opportunity • Social Success • Fighting Poverty • Reducing Child Mortality • Achieving Gender Equality • Ensuring Peace and Democracy 2
  • 3. Reading Action Program Promotes importance of reading Encourages community service • Serve as a volunteer reader • Support Braille literacy • Organize a book drive • Provide training and technological resources to schools in need • Help build a classroom for under- served children 3
  • 4. Reading Action Program Resources: LCI website • Call to Action Flyer • Project Idea Sheet • Planning Guide • Press Release • Bookmarks • Diploma 4
  • 5. Reading Action ProgramMore resources at www.lionsclubs.org • Project ideas • Partners • Success Stories • Awards 5
  • 6. Reading Action Program Online 6
  • 7. Choose Your Literacy Project Community Needs Assessment LCI code: MK-9 • Provides step-by-step guidelines to determine community needs. • Contains a needs assessment questionnaire you can send to: o School Principals o Teachers o Library Personnel o Agencies o Children’s organizations 7
  • 8. Report your Literacy Project Report Service Activities 8
  • 9. Communicate with Lions Worldwide Social Media: Share Reading Action Program stories and photos • Facebook • Twitter • YouTube • Linked In • Flickr 9
  • 10. Contact LCI for More Information More information LCI Service Activities Division programs@lionsclubs.org www.lionsclubs.org 10