First Fridays Family Literacy Night with Turn The Page KC

To kick of the start of the school year, Turn the Page KC has teamed up with the Missouri Humanities Council to present a First Friday Family Literacy Night. To give KC kids the best start of the 2017-2018 school year, local Crossroad’s business, galleries, organizations will come together to provide a family-friendly scavenger hunt and host fun literacy based activity stations. 

Families can pick-up their passports at the Missouri Humanities Council’s office from Serve KC Volunteers. The passport will contain a map of participating businesses and organizations. The first 100 families to fill their passport and decode the “secret word” will receive a free copy of “Our Home Kansas City”. A children’s book, featuring Sly the Owl and landmarks of the Kansas City region. 

Volunteers will also receive a free copy of “Our Home Kansas City”. 

Age:  Youth volunteers should be 13yrs old or older and must be with a parent/guardian. 

Attire: Volunteers will receive a Turn the Page KC t-shirt. Wear jeans or something casual on bottom. Wear comfortable shoes! 

**Please leave all valuables and personal belongings locked in your car, there is nowhere to leave them during the event.

Waitlist: If an event is full volunteers can join the waitlist. If a spot opens up, you are automatically added to the attending list in the order you joined the waitlist. Please remove yourself from the waitlist if you make other plans so the next available person can join in the event of a last minute cancellation. 

The mission of Turn the Page KC is to mobilize the community to achieve reading proficiency at grade level or above for all third graders in Kansas City, Missouri. Turn the Page KC was founded by Mayor Sly James in 2011 as an initiative to raise the reading proficiency of third graders, which at the time as only 33%. In 2016, test scores showed that 3rd grade reading proficiency in Kansas City is now at 53% and appear to be on the rise. Turn the Page KC focuses on three specific issues that contribute to 3rd grade reading success: school readiness, summer learning, and school attendance.

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