Reading So Lit Summer 2024

Inspiring Black and Brown boys to read during the summer and beyond!

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Reading So Lit Summer 2024 July 8th – August 1st

Reading So Lit Summer is a virtual 2-week reading identity exploration program that helps Black and Brown boys (ages 6-8) explore, discover, and express their reading preferences. This innovative program uses relatable youth instructors, interactive virtual lessons, and hands-on reading activities to increase boys’ vocabularies and to inspire them to read for fun.

We hire and train male high school students of color (ages 16-18) to serve as reading role models. These youth instructors lead fun 1-hour virtual reading explorations twice a week with a class of 10 boys. Certified teachers observe each program session and provide coaching to youth instructors throughout the program.

Program Cost: FREE

Application Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2024

Parent Info Sessions

Want to learn more about Reading So Lit Summer? Join us for our upcoming information sessions!

Please see a list of our parent information session dates below. All sessions will be held from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM via Zoom. Click the link on your desired day to register.

Program Days and Times

Session 1

Dates: July 8th – July 18th

Schedule: Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs

Times: 10am – 11am or 12pm – 1pm

Session 2

Dates: July 22nd – August 1st

Schedule: Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs

Times: 10am – 11am or 12pm – 1pm

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Program Framework

Culturally Responsive

Integrates the interests and lived experiences of diverse children and communities.

Social-emotional Learning

Invites kids to explore their personal reading preferences and those of their peers.

Imaginative Play

Uses modeling and imaginative play to support equitable and inclusive learning experiences.