BOOK’EM HOLDS TRAINING FOR RIF PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS
NASHVILLE – Book’em, a local nonprofit children’s literacy organization, will hold two orientation and training sessions for its Reading Is Fundamental program volunteers on Friday, Sept. 18, at Rose Park Magnet Middle School. The sessions will be held from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Book’em is recruiting volunteers to read to classrooms of children from first to fourth grade in eight Metro Title I Schools. Volunteer commitment is about one and a half to two hours five times during the school year from October through May.
Anyone interested in volunteering should call (615) 255-1820 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register for one of the training sessions.
Book’em is a local, nonprofit, children’s literacy organization focusing on two core areas: providing volunteer readers to local preschools and elementary schools, and collecting and distributing new books to children and teens in lower-income families who might not otherwise have books of their own. The organization’s mission is to inspire a love of books and reading in all children. Programs include Reading is Fundamental (RIF), Ready for Reading and The Dorothy Goldstein Memorial Library Without Walls. For more information, please visit www.bookem-kids.org.