The Reading Action Program

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The Reading Action Program

  1. 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. 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. 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. 4. Reading Action Program Resources: LCI website • Call to Action Flyer • Project Idea Sheet • Planning Guide • Press Release • Bookmarks • Diploma 4
  5. 5. Reading Action ProgramMore resources at www.lionsclubs.org • Project ideas • Partners • Success Stories • Awards 5
  6. 6. Reading Action Program Online 6
  7. 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. 8. Report your Literacy Project Report Service Activities 8
  9. 9. Communicate with Lions Worldwide Social Media: Share Reading Action Program stories and photos • Facebook • Twitter • YouTube • Linked In • Flickr 9
  10. 10. Contact LCI for More Information More information LCI Service Activities Division programs@lionsclubs.org www.lionsclubs.org 10

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