2008-9 GRANT AWARD RECIPIENTS
MAKE WAY FOR BOOKS (MWFB)
Agency Background: MWFB was incorporated as a non-profit organization in March 1998. Its mission is to promote early literacy in limited resource areas of southern Arizona by providing children (birth – 5 yrs) with an opportunity to fall in love with books and reading. The vision is that all children will enter school with the necessary early literacy skills to be successful.
Focus of the 2009 SCCF Grant: Summer Reading Buddies The goal is to ensure that 500 preschoolers and school-age children in 12 childcare centers will receive quality reading experiences during the summer. The Big Buddies (school-age children) will be paired with Little Buddies (preschoolers) to practice their reading and writing skills. Little Buddies will experience greater exposure to books and develop skills in reading readiness and will view their Big Buddies as role models.