August 4, 2015 – It was through Steve Jefferson’s work with many illiterate children that he recognized a need for this awareness. The mission of the Urban Literacy Project, a California non-profit organization, is to help close the literacy achievement gap with low performing youths. Many schools across the country are experiencing a high number of students that drop out. Dr. Jefferson believes improving literacy can be the catalyst to change.
The National Buy A Kid A Book Day ™ will be launched in 4 states, California, Alabama, Michigan and Georgia. We are asking people to purchase a book for a child on or before August 31st, 2015. Our goal is to have 10,000 books purchased for children on that day.
Dr. Jefferson is a graduate of University of Southern California (USC) International Public Policy Management Program and has a Doctorate in Education from the University of La Verne. His experience in education ranges over 30 years and has provided workshops for many school districts in the Los Angeles area on differentiated instruction and building literacy with children reading at basic and below basic levels.
Anyone interested in participating in the day to buy a kid a book should sign up on our Facebook Event Page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1607931622815005/ or email us at the firstname.lastname@example.org. Participates can buy a child a book on or before August 31st. The child can be a friend’s child or relative.
Let’s get exited about literacy and learning again!
For more information please contact: Steve P. Jefferson, Ed. D., email@example.com
(951) 394-3167 Visit our website: www.urbanliteracyproject.org