Give More Hugs is an incredible organization that works with students and teachers at Title 1 schools to provide resources and facilitate a positive learning community. They support students who need educational materials by providing items such as books, basic school and art supplies, backpacks, and words of encouragement students need to reach their potential. GMHs also works with older students to get them involved in their own schools and communities through Ambassadors, BookShare, and Backpack programs.
GMHs is hosting its First Annual Virtual Leadership Conference May 11-13th, 2020. Teachers, students and non-profit supporters have come together to present a conference to highlight the power of leadership, giving, caring and support of literacy and diversity. All powerful messages, especially in this time of unprecedented change.
You are invited you to attend any or all sessions. Each presentation will be about 15 minutes with 15 minutes allotted for discussion and questions. Please sign up here if you want to join us: https://forms.gle/BzfGeiPfPXwHTREK6
On Tuesday, May 12th at 2:30 EST I will be presenting LEADING WITH LITERACY IN THE MIDST OF COVID to address how we have shifted our literacy instruction in the midst of the current pandemic. I will share ways we can utilize literacy to go help cope and support our community in a time of need because literacy impacts all aspects of our lives. Building relationships, supporting social emotional needs and getting books into the hands of our students provide a path of healing and health. Below are the slides for the presentation.
“It takes a village to raise a child” is an African proverb that means that an entire community of people must interact with children for those children to experience and grow in a safe and healthy environment. Now, more than ever, we need to come together as a community (locally, nationally, and globally) to support our students social, emotionally, and academically. This requires us to stay connected and share literacy resources that will provide students with access to information, insight, escape, and awareness.