Every Benteen Student Receives a Free Book from Communities in Schools
On January 23rd, Benteen students were privileged to receive a special visit from Communities In Schools of Atlanta, the largest RIF program (Reading is Fundamental). Students from all grades rotated throughout the day to create their own bookmarks and select a book of their choice to take home. This opportunity provided concrete tools for students to strengthen literacy, and increase the students’ interest through a fun activity.
“In every grade level that came through, there was at least one student who asked if they had to bring the book back,” says Cliff Albright, Partnerships Manager at Communities in Schools. “This is why RIF is so powerful. They get to keep the book forever and build their personal libraries.”
Communities in Schools of Atlanta (CIS) has been a proud RIF partner since 2002. This partnership has enabled CIS of Atlanta to provide every student in participating schools with three new books (one book per event) to build their home libraries each year. Over the course of ten years, CIS of Atlanta was able to grow its RIF program to become the largest in the state of Georgia.
For more information, please visit http://www.cisatlanta.org.