Success Won’t Wait donates 300 children’s books to pre-school literacy program in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Larry Jilk, founder of the Phoenixville Project, shows off a few of the 300 children's books destined for new literacy centers.

Did you know that reading aloud to a child who is at-risk gives them an important head start? And, this read-aloud time is most meaningful in the child’s first four or five years — even before he reaches school?

These, and other important read-aloud statistics and facts are found in Jim Trelease’s New York Times best-selling book The Read-Aloud Handbook. This book is the basis for the new read-aloud project of Phoeniville, Pennsylvania. The brainchild of resident Larry Jilk, this is a project that reaches at risk pre-K children and provides literary-rich environments at centers throughout the area.

To learn more about the Phoenixville literacy project, please contact Larry Jilk @

Founded in 2002, Success Won’t Wait, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit literacy organization based in Wilmington, Delaware. Want to learn more about Success Won’t Wait’s literacy projects, how to donate used  books, or volunteer your time? Simply visit About Success Won’t Wait.

Read now, because success won’t wait!

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