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Reading is Fundamental Carnival Coming to Sussex County

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DAGSBORO, Del.- The Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware, in partnership with The Sallie Mae Fund and Reading is Fundamental (RIF), is holding the summer reading program concluding event “RIF carnival” on Friday, August 22, 2014 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Dagsboro Club, located at 28154 Lighthouse Crossing in Dagsboro.

“This program is designed to help our kids maintain at a minimum, and ideally increase, their reading levels this summer,” said Anthony Boswell, Chief Operating Officer, Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware. “Research clearly indicates that when kids don't read appropriate level books over the summer months, they can lose up to two grade levels of comprehension. I am excited that we can help our kids improve their reading skills. This is one of the best things we can do to improve their future opportunities. 

Clubs throughout Sussex County will participate. The summer program was conducted for eight weeks.  More than 250 youth will participate in fun reading activities, and representatives from the RIF national office will be present, according to the Boys & Girls Club of Delaware. Each child will receive a book or two that they can enjoy during the school year. 

“RIF is the best program that was added to the Boys & Girls Club summer program,” said Monica Turnage, Senior Youth Development Worker, Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware.

Reading is Fundamental is a high quality literacy development program that provides access to books, evidence based activities that reinforce the content of the books, and encourages parent involvement.  RIF reading materials are carefully selected and developed by scholars in the field. 

Each Club location will have a library of selected books from which kids can select a book to take home.

For more information about the Reading is Fundamental program, please contact Suchi Hiraesave (302)382-3416.

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