“It is a return on investment question: Do we heavily invest in literacy and children 0-10 (3rd grade) or do we wait to incarcerate them later?” Dr. Anthony Chow is the Director of the School of Information at San José State University. And he is ambitious about the future all children deserve.
He will present to the Rotary Club of Eugene Metropolitan about Reading Nation Waterfall – an innovative research-based project partnering with five tribal communities in three different states committed to early literacy and lifelong learning.
“We found that despite Blackfoot parents seeing the value of reading to the future of their children, many of those children, due to a complex and interconnected web of barriers, appear to be growing up in book deserts with little access to books (Chow, LaFrombosie, & Roy, 2019).”
This collaborative project is creating a network of libraries and community partners “to maximize access and convenience while removing time, cost, and affordability as fundamental barriers” to culturally relevant books, programs, and resources.
Join your friends in downtown Eugene Tuesday, November 1st, 2022 at The Davis Restaurant or comment below for the Zoom link to join us online. Check your local time zone, we meet at 6 pm Pacific every week. As always, all are welcome!