Respect for Education and Leadership
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In 2002 and 2003 a group of parents and teachers from Clayton County came together to produce ôKaleidoscope: A Multicultural Celebration of Literature and Artsö events for two years with the support and help of Clayton County Schools, Clayton County Library, community stakeholders, businesses and eight Clayton County PTAĺs.
The planning committee consisted of 15 parents and community leaders who developed a program to introduce youth, teachers and parents to a network of 40 local authors, ten poets, local artist, entertainers, 20 storytellers and a host of book vendors to encourage reading, writing, meeting local authors and support for family literacy activities in Clayton County. Events were held at Mount Zion High School and Riverdale High School. The events were successful with more than 200-300 youth and families attending.
Now more than 14 years later, REAL Parents, Inc. and a group of concern parents and community leaders have revised the concept and created, ôKaleidoscope Literacy Coalition 2016ö which was introduced at the South Georgia Nonprofit Collaboration Network meeting, Feb. 17, 2016 at 6:00 pm.
Kaleidoscope Literacy Coalition 2016 includes nonprofit members, family members, and community stakeholders that are interested in addressing the following literacy concerns:
Ľ Adult and Family Literacy (GED, Reading and Education)
Ľ Health Care Literacy ľ Affordable Health Care Programs
Ľ Workforce Literacy ľ Job Skills ľ Job Prep ľ Job Training
Ľ Financial Literacy for Adults and Youth ľ Banking - Credit ľ Saving ľ Home Ownership - Retirement Planning
Ľ Computer Literacy and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
The Kaleidoscope Literacy Coalition 2016 provides programs that will:
Ľ Increase Community Engagement and literacy resources by providing training to literacy volunteers
Ľ Expand access to literacy service throughout Clayton County by collaborating with community resources
Ľ Host monthly Kaleidoscope Literacy Coalition meetings to discuss literacy programs, service provider and recruit volunteers
Ľ Create a Family Learning and Literacy Conference with local authors, storytellers, children books for adults/youth
Ľ To facilitate change through community engagement
Ľ To track improvements in literacy programs offered to the community
What services can we provide?
Family Learning & Literacy through Community Engagement
Primary Outcomes of Kaleidoscope Literacy Coalition: