LINC continues to encourage and support reading and family literacy

Several reading initiatives are underway at LINC Caring Communities sites, partnering with local schools, the Kansas City and Mid-Continent Public Library systems, and other community resources.

Recently, over 400 adults attended a family literacy event at Maplewood Elementary in the North Kansas City School District. Children were able to take home a grade-appropriate book for their personal library and information on reading and family literacy was shared.

The event was paired with school’s parent-teacher conferences.

Other family literacy events are planned in the North Kansas City schools and LINC’s other partner school districts.

LINC is also working closely with Turn the Page KC– a community initiative organized by Kansas City, Mo. Mayor Sly James– to make sure children are reading on grade level.

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