The Literacy Connects’ Infusion Project enters its 4th year!
Thanks to generous funding from the Stocker Foundation for 2016-2017, the Infusion Project continues to offer literacy-rich activities to children, adults and families in schools and neighborhoods in the Sunnyside Unified School District.
The Infusion Project integrates four Literacy Connects’ programs at two Sunnyside elementary schools. The Magic Box inspires students school-wide, while Reading Seed coaches work one-to-one with struggling readers in kindergarten through third grade. Parents are able to attend our English language classes and receive help on basic literacy skills. Twice each semester children and families are invited to Family Reading Night at the schools.
The Infusion Project also integrates a continuum of community services. Through partnerships with Sunnyside Unified School District, SUSD’s early literacy program Parents As Teachers, Make Way For Books, and United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, the Infusion Project links pre-K through adult educational programming.
The Infusion Project has also led to integration of Reading Seed coaching and the Magic Box curriculum in elementary schools in Tucson Unified and Amphi School Districts.
The Infusion Project exists because of its dedicated, trained volunteer base. In 2015-2016, 49 volunteers provided personalized student attention to children and adults!