For the second consecutive year, students from five APS elementary schools have the opportunity to participate in the Book Trust program. Book Trust is a non-profit organization dedicated to building the early literacy skills of children from low-income households. Book Trust serves over 22,000 children in nine states.
Through a grant from the Morgridge Family Foundation, Book Trust is able to allot a $7 credit per student to purchase books from the Scholastic Book Club Program monthly from September through May. In the initial year of the program, first graders from Altura, Crawford, Elkhart, Montview and Paris elementary schools participated.
With Book Trust’s growing outreach, funding supports and focus to support APS students, they have been able to expand their program to include the second graders at these five schools. Through Book Trust’s partnership with the TeleTech Foundation, the program has expanded to include kindergarten and first graders at Sixth Avenue Elementary School.
Crawford Elementary School recently held a Book Trust celebration where students received their new books and listened to guest readers. APS is deeply grateful for the efforts of the Book Trust program and its professionals. Without their support, many students would not have books of their own to continue the journey of increasing their reading skills and love of reading.