Reach Out and Read (Early Literacy Project )

Reach Out and Read (Early Literacy Project )

Submitted by: Island Girl Power
Grade Level: 9-12
Date: Ongoing
Academic Level: Ordinary
Service Learning Hours: 5 hours
Activity Level: Medium
Cost: Low to No Cost
Affiliation: Island Girl Power, The Ayuda Foundation
Number of Participants: Individual or Group

Ideal for individuals or small groups of students. Support this project of Island Girl Power/ The Ayuda Foundation. REACH OUT AND READ seeks to work with highly motivated volunteer readers in the community and schedule them to read to children that are generally underserved at our various Public Health Centers across the island. Whether it is at the Dededo, Mangilao or Agat Center we will work with you to schedule 3 reading sessions at your convenience. This project aims to help the community learn more about literacy issues that face our island and what we can do to help address that issue.


Keep in mind we have an orientation that you must participate in before you take this project into the community.

In addition, we recommend collecting 10 children’s books to hand out after each reading session. (total 30 books) For scheduling please call 688-4752, or email We encourage you to take pictures of your experience and post on your Facebook, instagram, or other social network site. This helps build support for our project.

Preparation Instruction:
  • English- Essay or report on the importance of early literacy projects. How does LITERACY affect your life in school? How can people support the cause? How did completing the project make you feel?
  • Health- A report can be done to outline Guam statistics in relation to literacy.
  • Social Studies- Emphasize the affects of civic engagement in communities and show how community and grass roots efforts help our communities to address this issue.


Learning Standards/Objectives:
  • To teach students to research national and international literacy awareness campaigns and to show how they can support the cause locally.
  • To encourage students to share their experience with their peers via social networking, presentations or video youtube montage.

Organization/Agency/Business Name: Island Girl Power, The Ayuda Foundation

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