Hundreds of Title I at-risk youth were inspired by nature, art and love of the written word during the Sixth Annual Literacy Days on January 13 and 14, 2014 at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens.
“Kids’ Dreams proudly sponsors the attendance of Palm Beach County Title I students at Literacy Days at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens to complete its mission of providing at-risk youth in our community exposure to the cultural venues in Palm Beach County”, said Patricia Lebow, President of Kids’ Dreams, and Managing Partner of the statewide law firm Broad and Cassel. “By including members of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office at Literacy Days to read to the students, the youngsters also benefit from mentoring by law enforcement.” This is the fourth year that Kids’ Dreams has supported Literacy Days at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens which encourages a love of reading at a young age leading to higher graduation rates and lower crime statistics.
Literacy Days 2014 allowed approximately five hundred Title I school children in grades 1-4 to participate in new and creative approaches to reading and the written word. Nationally recognized authors and illustrators attended the event, joining local law enforcement, librarians and artists. Children took part in interactive story making, poetry, visual and performing activities designed to inspire a love of reading and writing, and a desire to embrace the power of literacy.