Welcome to the District 6920 Literacy website! Basic Education and Literacy is one of the District's areas of focus. In 2021-2022, a plurality (19 of the 42) of the club projects receiving District Grant funds were in the Basic Education and Literacy focus area. The projects represent a total commitment of $54,577.42 in money, but are unmeasurable in the commitment of time and effort, and priceless in the lifelong impact they have on the lives of the young -- our future.
Here you will find ideas for literacy projects, links to potential partners, and descriptions of projects that proved successful. Use them as models for your club! If your club has succeeded with a Basic Education and Literacy project and would like to share its story, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.Some Literacy Project Ideas from Past District Literacy Chair Jeanette Caneega (pdf)
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<<<< Dolly Parton's Imagination Library >>>>
"Dolly Parton Teams with Rotary International to Promote Early Childhood Reading"
"ATLANTA (March 6, 2009) - Entertainment legend and philanthropist Dolly Parton announced a groundbreaking partnership Friday between her Dollywood Foundation and Rotary International to promote early childhood reading."
"In an agreement approved by the leadership of Rotary International and the Dollywood Foundation, Rotary clubs in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom will support the Dollywood Foundation's Imagination Library program, which provides books to children from birth until they enter kindergarten. Through the joint leadership of all three Georgia Rotary District Governors, all Rotary clubs in the state will be encouraged to participate."
To find out how your club can become a Dolly Parton's Imagination Library affiliate, go to https://imaginationlibrary.com/usa/.
<<<< The Dictionary Project is a popular choice for District 6920 Rotary Clubs >>>>
The Dictionary Project is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. The goal of this program is to assist all students in completing the school year as good writers, active readers and creative thinkers by providing students with their own personal dictionary. The dictionaries are a gift to each student to use at school and at home for years to come. The Dictionary Project gives 95 cents of every dollar donated toward the purchase of dictionaries. Read more at http://www.dictionaryproject.org/ .
<<<< Four Way Test Coloring Book >>>>
Created by members of the Rotary Club of Millen, GA along with
primary school teachers and school board officials during the
1991-92 Rotary year. This fantastic coloring book teaches children
all about the virtues of The Four-Way Test with stories that
they can easily relate to. The target group is first or second grade
students. Provide these coloring books to the same grade every year.
Teachers love them!