John Woods, president of the Alexandria Rotary Club, helps launch the Books in Alexandria Kids’ Homes book program by reading to kindergarten students at Cora Kelly School for Math, Science and Technology. The program aims to provide books for the personal libraries of young students, to encourage reading at home.
Cora Kelly School for Math, Science and Technology kindergarten students’ selection of a new book to take home for their own personal library served as the “kick off” for the new “Books in Alexandria Kids’ Homes” initiative. This collaboration of the Alexandria Tutoring Consortium, Wright to Read, Alexandria City Public Schools, ACPS parents and members of the Alexandria business community hopes to transform the way Alexandria’s children engage with reading by providing them with books for their own libraries. The sponsors for the books given to students at Cora Kelly, William Ramsay and Patrick Henry Elementary Schools are the Alexandria Rotary Club, ARTI and AAJV.