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THE ROTARY CLUB OF ST. CATHARINES LAKESHORE                     “School to Home Reading Program”

The old story book ending:  “And they all lived happily ever after”…began with a Child learning to read.

PURPOSE:  “The School to Home Reading Program” was initiated in 2011, in memory of Gary Landry a founding member, to help increase literacy levels; build confidence; encourage family involvement and instill the joy of reading at an early age.

PROGRAM: The Rotary Club of St. Catharines Lakeshore operates the Program by recruiting, training & scheduling students from our Community, Niagara College & Brock University to mentor weekly between October & April. Volunteers are read to by the Students as they critique, document & encourage. A win-win as mature students mentor younger ones, as well as receiving community hours & references.  We purchase “leveled” books yearly & in June, our Club honours a girl and boy from each school with “The Vic Kovacevich or The E.P. Flegg Most Improved Reader Award.” We present a Rotary medallion, their name on a Rotary hall plaque & a gift certificate from Book Outlet.

St. Catharines Schools:

Port Weller & Assumption 2011 – June, 2018                                         Our Lady of Fatima (English & French Immersion) 2013 – present                              Prince of Wales 2014 – present                                                                             Sainte Marguerite Bourgeoys (Francophone), 2015 – present                   Harriet Tubman 2018 - present

The Rotary Club of St. Catharines Lakeshore is passionate about Literacy!   We always need Volunteers…. PLEASE JOIN US!                      CONTACT: Sarah at: SANDREWS16@nc.students.niagaracollege.ca