The Northwest Family Literacy Program is something the Northwest Good Deed Team’s Co-Leaders, Kristen and Greg, worked hand in hand to create with local schools and teachers. It’s grown to be a program available to multiple schools around the area and is something the pair thoroughly enjoys being involved with each month.
Birney Elementary teamed up with the Northwest GDT to create the Literatura Bilingual Family Literacy Program for their elementary students to participate and be involved in. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and safety top of mind, the families and students have not been meeting in person. The two teams created a drive-thru format to still be able to provide the resources, books, fun, and sense of community while practicing social distancing guidelines!
Birney has continued to see a large turnout amongst their students, and December was another huge success. The GDT served over 100 families participating in the program a meal while they picked up their resource and activities packet. With the help of other GDT members, they were also able to film the book that each family was receiving in the December program in both Spanish and English for the families to enjoy!
The Literatura Family Literacy Program has grown in participation, with the Birney and Northwest teams hopeful to see this trend continue into the 2021 school year. The Program is hosted monthly, with new, unique activities created and handed out each time. The teams look forward to continuing the Literacy Program and growing it to serve more families in the future with Birney.