Storytime Village hosts a variety of programs, including Literacy Legacy: A book Talk Series for Children and Parents, the Literacy Champions Program and the RISE program. These programs provide underserved children and families with opportunities for family engagement around reading, early childhood development and access to quality, age appropriate books.
The RISE Program
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Closing the literacy gap one school at a time...
According to the National KIDS COUNT Data Center, more than half of Kansas 4th graders in public schools scored below grade level in reading. RISE, Storytime Village's signature program, is a family literacy initiative that helps K-3rd grade Kansas students rise to a higher level in their reading proficiency. Through a collaborative effort with parents, schools, community people and organizations, the RISE program utilizes frequent and targeted literacy activities, like community reads, RISE assemblies, family literacy nights, book distributions and book buddies to instill a love of reading in underserved children and begin to close the achievement gap for Kansas students.