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CBK‘s Project LIT Students Light Out to Elementary Schools

CBK Project Lit Participants On Wednesday, May 29, more than 40 Cedarbrook students involved in Project LIT, visited all four CSD elementary schools in the name of literacy. 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.

The CBK students read several primary readers to their groups, and asked elementary students pointed questions about what they like to read, why it’s important to read and what they enjoy about reading. Some elementary students had the opportunity to create “Project LIT” bookmarks.

“Though our middle schoolers were exhausted by 3 p.m., today was a day we will always remember!” said CBK Student Achievement Teacher Leader Peggy Cooper.

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. The program claims more than 300 chapters in 40 states across the country.