Firefighter Rick of the Alexandria Fire Department joined Reading Readiness students and tutors at John Adams to celebrate Read Across America Day! Firefighter Rick read Clifford The Firehouse Dog and discussed the importance of reading and of fire safety. Students learned to stop, drop and roll, and they were really excited to have such a special guest!
Over 180 volunteer tutors are working in nine Alexandria City Public Schools right now, helping children learn to read. Kindergartners are mastering their letters and first graders are sounding out more and more words as we close in on the end of the 2nd quarter. Keep up the terrific work, everyone!
Thank you to everyone who supported us & came out the walk in the 2018 Dog Walk for Literacy! We had a terrific time and raised over $28,000 to support ATC’s important work.
Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) recognized ATC as “Outstanding Volunteer Organization Volunteer of the Year” for the 2017-2018 school year. Also, several members of the ATC community were awarded individual “Outstanding Volunteer” awards: Susanne O’Neill, ATC’s Book Buddies Coordinator at Maury; Mike Evans, a John Adams tutor; and Julia Hall who accepted an award on behalf of her husband, Vance Hall, for the couple’s many years of tutoring at Lyles-Crouch.
We did it! The community stepped up to support us, and ATC raised over $15,000 in this year’s Spring2ACTion campaign! An enormous THANK YOU goes to everyone who has donated to ATC this year. We could not run our award-winning program without your help. We, and the 134 students we currently serve, are deeply grateful.