Dr. Seuss Day

by Bonner Center for Service and Learning

Impact Area: Education

Campus Area: Other


Funding for this Project ended on 2016-01-01

$295

Raised out of $1,931

12

Funders

0

Days Remaining

How will your project impact Oberlin?

For the past 17 years, The Oberlin America Reads Program has celebrated Dr. Seuss Day. This celebration has delighted and inspired the children of Oberlin to love reading. Over 50 Oberlin College students plan, organize, and participate in the event that encourages active reading and phonic development.

Research shows that if children cannot read well by third grade, their chances for success shrink. The Oberlin America Reads Program places volunteer college students in schools and community centers to assist children with their literacy skills in the hope of fulfilling this challenge.

On Sunday, March 6th, we will honor an author that changed the way children’s books were written and continues to inspire generations. During the day, over 140 children and their families visit Alliteration Station, Pirates Cove, and spend some time fishing for words!

With the help of Oberlin America Reads, the day is filled with literacy activities, games, dramatic readings of Dr. Seuss books, and interactive performances from campus groups like the Harry Potter Alliance, Girls and Boyz in Motion, and Steel.

We hope you’ll consider donating—gifts no matter the size, add up to make a big impact—because we all know: “A [gift’s] a [gift] no matter how small.”

Each child leaves with a Dr. Seuss book of their choosing and other literacy associated prizes. Funds raised through this crowdfunding campaign will be used to purchase Dr. Seuss classics and activity materials that will inspire creativity and a love of reading in our young guests.

More information about Oberlin’s America Reads Program:

The America Reads program provides Oberlin College reading tutors to support reading instruction in the Oberlin City School District, as well as local pre-school and after school programs. This year over 60 tutors are placed in the Oberlin City School District, Boys and Girls Club, Prospect and Eastwood after school program, and Oberlin Early Childhood Center. 

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    Susan Pavlus

    Director, Education Outreach

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    Maureen Simen

    America Reads Coordinator

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    Jessica Weakley

    Class of 2017

$ 20

Elizabeth Schultz

$ 25

Tanya N Rosen-Jones

$ 20

Shauna Kay Sutherland

$ 20

Anonymous

My children enjoyed this event many years ago. :-)

$ 10

Anonymous

$ 15

Kristina Mani

$ 25

Pradnya Martz

Keep up the good work! Martz Family

$ 25

Anonymous

$ 50

Julie Min

$ 25

Nancy L London

$ 10

Cristal Tomblin

$ 50

Beth Blissman

Thanks to everyone who supports Dr. Seuss Day - it's one of the coolest community engagement events in Oberlin!