Children’s Summer Reading Program

Project Literacy offers a Summer Reading Program to support students entering grades 2-4 in Fall 2024.

Schools interested in advising parents of the 2024 Summer Reading Program would need to send home an application form that will be returned directly to Project Literacy at [email protected] or in person at 1635 Bertram Street. Schools currently participating in our ONE TO ONE Children’s Reading Program will be contacted first, followed by other schools within SD23.

Teachers will be requested to provide the Reading Program Facilitators with PM Benchmark reading level as well as information on any learning barriers students have experienced. This program aims to support lower income and vulnerable families in our community. Children with diverse learning abilities, English Language Learners (ELL), English as a Second Language (ESL) may not be suitable for the program.

The program runs twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, for four weeks in July and August 9:30am-12:30pm. You will receive confirmation from Project Literacy, if your child is accepted into the program.

There are two 4-week 2024 sessions, July and August:

Tuesday, July 9thTuesday, August 6th
Thursday, July 11th Thursday, August 8th
Tuesday, July 16thTuesday, August 13th
Thursday, July 18thThursday, August 15th
Tuesday, July 23rdTuesday, August 20th
Thursday, July 25thThursday, August 22nd
Tuesday, July 30thTuesday, August 27th
August 1stThursday, August 29th

The program follows the Project Literacy theme of “Tails and Tales” and gives students the opportunity to be engaged with literacy in a fun and supportive way. The program will be delivered through a Balanced Literacy approach and will include indoor and some outdoor literacy activities, refreshments, take-home books, and group/individual creative activities and literacy games.

The Summer Reading Program is provided in partnership with KCR Community Resources, Source Office Furnishings, Central Okanagan Public Schools, Central Okanagan Foundation and The Central Okanagan Family Hub.

For more information, please email Dorothy Harrower at [email protected].

The 2024 Summer Reading Program is generously funded by:

The 2024 Summer Reading Program Community Partners: