Read To Succeed’s Family Literacy programs serve the child, the adult, and the entire family. With three key programs offered at Title 1 Schools in Rutherford County, as well as select housing developments, Read To Succeed aims to bring the family together to celebrate literacy and the joy of reading. All of our programs–Families That Read, Succeed, Family Literacy Nights, and Imagination Station–address specific literacy needs of the participants. These needs are identified before the program begins and focused on, including skills in phonics, comprehension, spelling, vocabulary, and phonemic awareness.
Family Literacy Nights
Family Literacy Nights are similar in goal to the Families That Read, Succeed program. Family Literacy Nights provide reading time and supervised literacy activities for families. Families meet for 1 to 2 hours for one night at their school. The school invites up to 150 students and their families to participate. MTSU education students create and lead fun art, music, and literacy activities related to a carefully chosen book. MTSU, volunteers, and Read To Succeed staff provide guidance, support, and supervision. RTS provides a meal from a local restaurant to serve each participant.
Imagination Station is a parent-child small group program to encourage the love of reading in toddler and preschool age children. Parent and child participate in reading and activity stations based on books by popular children’s authors. Each child is given a copy of the book to take home. Reading tips and resources are provided. Olive Branch Church partners with Read To Succeed to provide programming and a healthy snack for each participant.