Inspired by their growing love of books, two children involved with the Victory Reading Program worked with their tutor to write and illustrate Raja, Ram, and the D-Flies, a poignant and engaging story of two children who use their knowledge of science to rescue their...read more
Statistics reveal a striking correlation between illiteracy and poverty. Recent data shows that 60% of the inmates in state and federal penitentiaries are marginally to functionally illiterate; 85% of juvenile offenders struggled academically. Yet literacy itself is not a guaranteed fix in a world driven by competition and racked with injustice. Without a sense of personal value, the barriers faced by the poor almost guarantee the continuation of impoverishment from generation to generation. We as Christians know that only our Lord and Creator can offer real, personal value.
The Victory Reading Program serves children preschool through 3rd grade, residing in Gilpin Court, with after school reading skills development. Launched in 2000 by a group of women from Victory Life Fellowship, the program is currently serving 25 children. Education is crucial to breaking the bonds of poverty. Reading is perhaps the single most important subject in the education process. Volunteers are needed to nurture the children practically as well as spiritually by serving as reading buddies/mentors.
Location: Victory Reading Center – Basement Floor of Calhoun Community Center
If Richmond Public Schools close early or are closed for the day, then Victory Reading will not meet.
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For more information, please contact Bekah Yowell at 804.648.7552
Ginger James Shares Her Learning Experiences I was recently reading from a devotional that I enjoy each day and a few sentences resonate with the work I do at STEP. “I wonder if any of us trust our Master enough to do challenging things we would never instinctively do...read more