This week, Success Won’t Wait and longtime literacy partner Back to Basics Learning Dynamics donated 350 children’s books to Richardson Park Elementary School for the “Muffins with Mom” student-parent event and book swap. Richardson Park is a local elementary school in Wilmington, Delaware and serves approximately 500 students in grades K-5.
“It is gratifying to work with someone such as Principal Alice Mason, who is creating an environment truly dedicated to bolstering literacy,” says Beverly Stewart, M.Ed. Stewart, Founder of Back to Basics and a member of Success Won’t Wait’s Board of Directors, has been an active literacy volunteer since 2002. “The Richardson Park program dovetails perfectly with Success Won’t Wait’s ongoing mission: to encourage a love of reading by children and to create literature-rich environments for children in need.”
Richardson Park’s history of commitment to improving literacy is well documented and the school operates several special programs including “Reading Success from the Start” and “Soar to Success.”
The Reading Success from the Start program is the backbone of Richardson Park’s intensive literary approach in the primary grades. The program trains classroom teachers in the use of the successful RSS techniques to instruct children in decoding unfamiliar words. Small group and one-on-one intense emerging reading instruction (phonetic and literature foundation) lead to significant reading gains.
The Soar to Success program is designed for students in the intermediate grades. The program trains classroom teachers in the use of proven strategies (clarify, predict, question, and summarize).
Founded in 2002, Success Won’t Wait, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit literacy organization based in Wilmington, Delaware.
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