Read to Feed: Getting Started (3/20-a)
Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM (CDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
If you want to start a Read to Feed program, here's the session for you! Find out how to plan and implement a highly productive, deeply engaging, transformative Read to Feed program for your school. Learn more about Heifer's online fundraising tools, standards-based lessons and other resources to help you and your students make a better world.
This session is hosted by Kim Machnik, Community Engagement Coordinator for Heifer International. A former elementary school teacher, Kim has plenty of experience with Heifer's school resources. She is eager to help you reach success with your Read to Feed program.
Registration is free. Course size is limited to allow for interaction. The course will be held online using Blackboard Collaborate. Registered participants will receive instructions and a link to the online sessions via e-mail.
Heifer International School Programs
Read to Feed is a unique reading incentive service-learning program that integrates global education into core instruction while building reading skills and a desire to help others in elementary-age children. As they learn about the world and their place in it, students become passionate about taking action, and use reading as a vehicle to enact real change. Children, individually or as a group, ask friends and family members to sponsor them for each book, page, or unit of time they read during a time frame set by their Read to Feed leader. At the end of the program, the group pools its funds and donates them to Heifer International to help millions of people around the world feed their families and reach self-reliance through the gifts of livestock and training. For 20 years, educators around the United States, South Africa, Hong Kong, Zambia have used Read to Feed as a way to increase students’ enthusiasm for reading and passion for making the world a better place.