Rotary Club of Fort Collins is committed to supporting education and early literacy in Fort Collins, the area we serve and in which our members live. We know that children need to be proficient readers, at grade level, by the time they reach third grade or their chance of graduating high school is greatly compromised. The Rotary Club of Fort Collins Club would like to work with The Book Trust, an organization that was started in Fort Collins, Colorado. The Book Trust is a non-profit that allows elementary-age children to order books through Scholastic Books, and then keep those books to take home. Many children who live in poverty have limited access to books at home. Through the Book Trust, the Rotary Club of Fort Collins will adopt 2 classrooms and allow each student to select up to three books to purchased and take home. As part of the program, Rotary Club of Fort Collins members will help deliver the books to the classroom we support, and read with the students. We will support a classroom at a school that has a high eligibility for reduced or free lunches, an indication of poverty. We are excited to promote literacy in our adopted classroom, and ensure that more students have access to books at home.
The entire $5,000 will be used to purchase books through Scholastic Books for students, each of whom will receive multiple books throughout the year. The student pick the books themselves, and are able to take them home.
Thank you for your consideration