Give all schools the chance to share the joy of reading

Every child deserves to start school ready to learn. Not everyone has the same platform for life and this is deeply unfair. The literacy skills of some young children are lagging behind and that impedes their ability to learn. Not every school has the extra resources to offer additional support to those struggling readers. That’s why we work closely with schools across Alberta to ensure they have the support they need to help every child become a successful reader.

Here are three ways you can support our efforts to help schools get young students off to a solid start:

1. Sponsor a school

Pay the Alberta Reads Network Chapter membership for a school that can’t afford the annual fee so they can access Calgary Reads reading programs and resources.

3. Sponsor our new ELLs program

Donate to purchase student program supplies for English Language Learners.

185

The number of kindergarten and grades one and two students at 10 sponsored schools who benefited from our programs in 2016-17.

“There is an easy and enjoyable way to know that we have made a significant contribution to the well being of a fellow human being: ensure that an elementary school student has a functional level of literacy.”

Elizabeth Marshall
School Sponsor and
Calgary Reads Tutor

2. Sponsor a Reading Rally event

Share the joy of reading in a fun-filled celebration where volunteers read stories to young students who get to go home with a free book.

If you’d like to learn more about partnering with Calgary Reads, please contact our executive director, Steacy Collyer.

3. Sponsor our new ELLs program

Donate to purchase student program supplies for English Language Learners.

“At Calgary Reads we believe in equity. We want every child, every school, and every community to have access to the same opportunities. It’s only fair.”

Steacy Collyer
Calgary Reads Executive Director