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Please consider applying for the Exemplary Reading Award. Applications for our state award are due October 15, 2019. Please email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
we haven't given this award for a while, so let's think about the great things that are going on in our schools.
Remember, if you have a state officer from your school, you are not eligible.
It would be great if every council would make a nomination for this great award!
Please just focus on the first page of the guidelines, as I just need you to write up something about the person you are nominating based on those guidelines.
Chapter award winner nominations are due March 1, 2020 to Brenda Seehafer at email@example.com
Let me know if you have any questions.
International Literacy Project ~ Girl Power
GOAL: Promote global literacy for girls to fulfill their potential
and improve their future.
-$1,750 Sunnyside Girl Power Fundraiser to Building Hope in Haiti
-$250 NDLA to Building Hope in Haiti -$200 NCRC to Building Hope in Haiti
-$50 Chautauqua Reading Council $50 to HART to purchase books for girls in Haiti
-Power of 1 and All American Trophy, Minot, donated t-shirts to Sunnyside Girl Power and girls in Haiti
According to the World Literacy Foundation, an estimated 67 million children still do not have access to primary school education and boys are more likely to have access than girls. Thus, girls are more likely to be illiterate than boys even furthering poverty in countries such as Haiti.
Sunnyside Elementary teachers, Sara Medalen (Reading and Math Interventionist), Amber Sluke (2nd grade teacher), and McKenzie Jensen (Reading and Math Interventionist) collaborated with Building Hope in Haiti and Gwen Booth (HART volunteer) on the North Dakota Literacy Association International Literacy Project to provide school tuition for and books for girls in Haiti.
Sunnyside’s Girl Power club is a group of 27 third-fifth grade girls who meet 2-6 times per month. The girls used project based learning to come up with solutions for the NDLA International Literacy Project to help give girls in Haiti the chance for a better life through education. Through the Girl Power t-shirt fundraiser and other donations, the girls have raised $1,750 so far! With all donations, we were able to pay 1 year school tuition for 8 girls in Haiti.
The Girl Power club FaceTime’s our Girl Power friends in Haiti to learn about their life and share about life in the United States. Exposing the Girl Power club to global collaboration builds cultural understanding, communication skills, and knowledge and awareness of the world. In addition, the Girl Power club has female guest speakers promoting non- traditional career fields for women, setting goals, following dreams and not letting anybody tell them they can’t. Guest speakers this year have included: Heidi Heitkamp, Supt. Baesler, Minot’s female fire chief, United States Air Force female special forces officer, female business owners and managers, Sabre Dogs assistant general manager, Minot State University Women’s basketball and hockey players.
The Sunnyside girls have an increased awareness of the importance of literacy, and the power they have to help girls in other countries bridge the gap of gender inequality and illiteracy because we believe that Strong Girls lead to a Stronger World! GIRL POWER!