CBK’s Project Lit Travels to Glenside Elementary to Share Love of Reading
This past week, as part of Cedarbrook’s newly established “Project Lit,” nearly two dozen students illustrated their commitment to service projects championing the love of reading by traveling to Glenside Elementary School to read to third and fourth graders. A national, grassroots literacy movement, Project Lit is a network of dedicated teachers and students who are committed to increasing access to culturally relevant books and promoting a love of reading in our schools and communities.
Launched as a means to eliminate book deserts, Project Lit got off the ground as a social-media driven book drive that quickly collected more than 15,000 books. Founder Jarred Amato soon realized that the solution wasn’t simply to increase book access, but access to what he calls, “high-quality, culturally relevant books. Books that allow all students to see themselves in the pages. Books that communicate to all students that their voices and their stories matter — that they matter. Books that spark difficult, but necessary conversations and affect change. Books that inspire students to fall in love with reading again or for the first time.”