Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read

Do you love books and reading? If you would like to share your love of books and reading with young children that may not have access to books of their own, here is a service learning project you were meant to do! 

The project is a partnership between Public Health and The Ayuda Foundation. Our goal is to increase literacy among our most vulnerable populations

Preparation Instruction:
Contact Juanita Blaz at Island Girl Power to schedule reading dates and times.
Organize a children's book drive in your school and community. Collect books to donate to the children at Dededo Public Health. Collect 30-50 books of different levels and genres.
Coordinate with a club or a group of friends (3-5 people) to do the project with you.
Please ensure your team is either dressed in school uniform or professional clothing,

Activity Instruction:
Bring the books to Dededo Public Health on your scheduled day. Set up the books on bookshelves in the waiting area.
Walk through Public Health with a positive and cheery attitude and invite families with children to come to the reading corner in the new extension wing.
Take turns reading short and fun books to kids. Remember to put character voices into the stories. After 3-5 books are read, give one book to each child to take home. If Public Health is not available, students can arrange to read to IGP Girls on Saturdays.

Reflection Instruction:
In order to earn service learning hours, a reflection needs to be turned into a teacher who can input the hours into Power School. You need to address: What did you do? What did you learn? How was this an example of public service? 

Learning Standards/Objectives:
To develop literacy on Guam and beyond. To encourage leadership and independent facilitation of a literacy project. To teach positive reading behaviors to parents. To distribute free children's books and family reading material.

Use literacy skills to promote literacy among vulnerable populations. 

Language Arts: Standard 8: Lifelong Literacy: Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes as they participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of a variety of literacy communities.

9.8.1: Join a group to participate in a project of interest. 

10.8.1 Form a group to explore projects of interest.

11.8.1: Form a group to take action on a local issue.


Social Studies Standard 4: Government and Civics

Students learn to achieve civic competence by studying the structures of power, authority, and governance. 

AG.4.17: Explain the importance of thoughtful and effective participation in civic life, including the following:

• Performing public service


  Name: Juanita Blaz
 Phone: 989-1604
Organization/Agency/Business Name: Island Girl Powwe

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