Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the HEART. - Elizabeth Andrew
HavINN™ | A Room for Reading (Literacy Program)
Unfortunately the literacy rate amongst children in care is below the 30th percentile - this must be changed to improve their well deserved opportunity at success. G&Co | HavINN™ creates a safe place and space for youth in care to raise their reading ability with a volunteer mentor and a quiet, peaceful, setting.
With this program we plan to work toward empowering the 941 teenage foster youth, who pass through our county, to read, write, and focus towards their higher education. G&Co has an all volunteer team to spend 1:1 time with our youth to practice the following:
Brainstorming and general discussion
Project based and problem solving learning
Visualization and guided imagery
Writing and journalism
Community support is the main pillar to our programs success. We are searching for compassionate volunteers with strong communication and written skills to help us change the course of youth in care. Below you can Become a Volunteer and submit an application or you can Give a Gift to help fund supplies and offset costs for the program. Thank you for the help!