P-3542

Story Walks support literacy

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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Sioux City

Total Budget: $13,382

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: Literacy

Summary: Story Walk installation in two locations in Sioux City, Iowa to support literacy development.


Literacy has been identified as a community priority in Sioux City, Iowa, specifically, a report from the Sioux City Public School System identified that fewer than 20% of pre-school children who were on their way to Kindergarten, were fully prepared to learn. Knowing this, a collaborative group of organizations that have come together to support brain development amongst the 0 to 3 age group. It is shown that 95% of the child's brain is formed in the first six years of life and a child's experiences irreversibly affect how the brain develops-for better or worse. The Rotary Club of Sioux City is proposing to install two story walks along popular trails to encourage parents/caregivers to include language and literacy development as they use these paths with young children. The funds will be used to purchase the signboards themselves. These signboards, spaced along a walking path, will include single pages from children's story books that adults can read to very young children or have children read to them as they stroll down the path. The story pages will be in both English and Spanish. Each of the signboards will include a sticker that identifies that these are a project or the Rotary Club of Sioux City with the Rotary International emblem. Rotary club members will be engaged during the installation of the storyboards and in maintaining them over the years. Our intent is to install one in summer of 2021 and then a second one in the summer of 2022. In following years Sioux City Rotary will continue to support this project by updating the story pages contained in the story walk on a monthly basis. One specific goal of this project is to provide an activity, that is accessible to all and supports adult/child interactions, while supporting the brain development, education and literacy.

Project Contact Person

District: 5610

Rotary Club of: Sioux City

Primary Contact: Kevin Grieme

Email: kgrieme@siouxlanddistricthealth.org

Project Status

Signed
This project is "Signed". This means that the signatures from the club leadership have been collected. This project is now being reviewed by the district leadership for approval. Once a decision is made, the status of the project will be changed to "Approved".

Project listed for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Sioux City (5610)

22-Jul-20

$7,382

$6,000

$13,382

Total

$7,382

$6,000

$13,382

DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

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History Log Entries

22-Jul-20

System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.

31-Jul-20

by Kevin Grieme

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

31-Jul-20

by Kevin Grieme

System Entry: Project signed by Kevin Grieme.

31-Jul-20

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Bruce Kalin.

3-Aug-20

by Bruce A Young

Deleted Bruce Young and Tracy Dahl-Webb as signatories

3-Aug-20

by Bruce A Young

Initial review of applications complete - No further questions at this time. We will let you know when we have completed our approval process.

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