(Message from Carol Winkler, PW Moderator ofChurchwide Coordinating Team)
Educate a Child, Transform the World is an initiative of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Presbyterian Women has set a priority to partner with the denomination in making a difference in the education of children. Education is the key to eliminating poverty and the key to education is reading. PW week of Together in Action in May is on Children’s Literacy. May 1-7 is Children’s Book week and PW is piggy backing on this to encourage PW and all Presbyterians/everyone to read to a child in this week as well as address education in other creative ways. (See www.presbyterianwomen.org/justice for more ideas.)
I am inviting you to join me in reading to children, particularly in the next 2 weeks.
Here’s the CHALLENGE …..
Read to child….any age…. in the next 2 weeks. Hopefully, you might read to a child other than your usual reading partner. It is so important for children to see adults reading.
FACT- A child born to a mother who can read is 50% more likely to survive past her 5th birthday.
I’m counting on you to do this and spread the word far and wide. Share with all PW…. presbytery, synod, local, circles. Tell your book group, tell your Sunday School class, share with your session, talk to your colleagues at work, tell the parents at your child’s baseball game. It doesn’t have to be just PW. Get your neighbors involved.
I hope you will blow up my email with all the lists of kids and books. Do you think we could post 1000 in the next two weeks? I hope so…
Thank you for making a difference!
READY? SET? GO READ!