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Stories for Students

Continued Effort for Sustainable and Lasting Impact

The Stories for Students initiative is entering its tenth year and we are ecstatic! We have chosen to build upon the current program to continue promoting literacy and foster a love of reading in the Columbus area. We will collaborate with a single school to host a one-day reading event and celebrate International Literacy Day. 

This year we will implement the initiative at Ohio Avenue Elementary School with a reading event held on September 8, 2017. The event theme is “The Gift of Reading” and is a celebration of the empowerment that reading provides. The mission of the event is to encourage students to view reading as a tool that allows them to heighten their imagination and creativity.  

The event will allow Ohio State University students to interact with Ohio Avenue Elementary students and give the gift of reading through a day of engagement. Classroom volunteers will bring a momentous book from their childhood that inspired them to read more, read aloud to students, as well as engage in discussion about how reading can empower students. 

Additionally, there will be a Scholastic book fair held the same day that will provide books for students in Ohio Avenue Elementary School. By collecting monetary donations, we aspire to give the gift of reading by providing every student with a book of their own choosing.

Now accepting volunteers! The deadline to register is September 5, 2017 at 11:59 pm.

Volunteer Today!