YPG's August Service Event in the Books

Students at Jefferson Elementary School returned to school to a big surprise – lockers painted like books—courtesy of our Young Professionals Group. Members of the group volunteered a Saturday morning painting lockers as Cat in the Hat, Goodnight Mood, Clifford, Harry Potter, and other favorite books. This is just one step towards creating a culture of reading in the school. Members of our YPG will be implementing a small-group, reading mentoring program at Jefferson Elementary School to help more children in the school read at or above grade level and inspire them to increase independent reading time. In addition, the YPG will be sponsoring home libraries for every child in the school through our My Home Library program. We are so proud of our YPG for demonstrating the power of service to others!