We couldn’t let students at Marie Reed Elementary School start their summers without a special parting gift, books.📚
Have a great summer - keep reading!
Our Community Champion, Marcus Manning (District of Columbia Housing Authority) couldn't be with us during EWDC Celebrate!, but shared this touching speech. Watch here:
There is really nothing else to say but thank you.
Last night was incredibly special for Everybody Wins DC. The outpouring of support was absolutely amazing. It means more mentors for our students, more story times for our classrooms, and more books on families’ shelves. It means more smiles like the ones you see below.
Check our EWDC Celebrate! Highlight Reel of some of our favorite program year moments.
Thank you to Senator Brian Schatz' office for your support of our book box initiative. We've moved closer to reaching our goal of 1,000 prepared books + reading resources for community distributions because of you.
During our book box pickup, we had the opportunity to speak with Trelaine Ito, a Senate staffer with the office who shared why he loves reading. Here's what he said:
It wouldn't be #WorldReadAloudDay without a collaborative read aloud. Power Readers students and their mentors took turns reading and learning about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
During the session, we had a riveting discussion about how MLK earned the title of "doctor." LitWorld Scholastic #BlackHistoryMonth
Power Readers is a Confidence Booster!
Kids thrive when they know someone is in their corner, which is why programs like Power Readers are so important. Everybody Wins DC volunteer, Julie shares. #NationlMentoringMonth
As we continue to celebrate #NationalMentoringMonth, we asked longtime mentors like Scott to highlight why volunteering in the Power Readers program is so important for students.
If you've ever thought about being a mentor, now is the time! You can get started by clicking here. http://bit.ly/3bDO5Dn
"Why did you choose to become a mentor?"
This January, Everybody Wins DC is celebrating #NationalMentoringMonth and we're highlighting our dedicated mentors by sharing their experiences! Hear from EWDC alum, Hailey:
The winner of the Association Book Drive Challenge is American International Automobile Dealers Association(AIADA)!
With over 500 books donated and the greatest number of books donated per staff member at over 42 per person, AIADA is the champion of our inaugural drive!
A huge thank you to all of the donors who made this possible, and to JoBeth Hodges, who led the effort at AIADA.
November is Native American Heritage Month! This month acknowledges and celebrates the rich history, voices and experiences of Native American peoples.
Our favorite librarian, Miss Aryssa is back with 5 age-appropriate titles about Native Americans that your child(ren) should read and add to their bookshelves.
And remember: books are one the best resources to help learn about the world around us!
Unlike tutoring programs, Power Readers puts the focus on building relationships through reading. Though these connections, students develop literacy and social-emotional skills needed to thrive at school and in life.
And while this year’s program is a little different, the excitement, joy and impact are all the same. See for yourself!
📚 Click here to watch the full video: https://youtu.be/LqsR2smbZTs
Haven’t signed up yet and want to participate in this year’s program? Check out our options:
📚 Volunteer Registration: https://bit.ly/3bDO5Dn
📚 Student Registration (K-6): https://bit.ly/3k0vJB1
Today is the one-year anniversary of #ReadInColor!
Everybody Wins DC is proud to be part of Little Free Library's diverse books initiative in Washington D.C., which amplifies BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other important voices.
Join us in celebrating diverse books and sign the Read in Color pledge! https://littlefreelibrary.org/read-in-color-pledge/
“I Am Enough”
Let’s check up on the kids at Woodland Terrace to see how they are doing?
Looks like they really like the books in their new Little Free Library. "I Am Enough" by Grace Byers is a great choice!📚
Back to School Night at Miner Elementary School
200 new books to support students at Miner Elementary School’s Back to School night.
Thanks for having us!📚
During Everybody Wins DC's 1st Annual Day of Service at Woodland Terrace volunteers shared their thoughts on the importance of #service.
Meet Marcus Manning, Youth Coordinator at the District of Columbia Housing Authority. During the event he shared, "Service events like this... provide equitable access, and reading to our youth. It's a big step and positive step, and a great way to create new hobbies for them..."
Check out our latest story on WUSA 9!
Everybody Wins DC Executive Director, Jordi Hutchinson sits down with Great Day Washington's Ellen Bryan to talk about our partnership with Little Free Library, and the new initiative aimed at helping children see themselves in literature, "Read in Color."
Click the link to watch the FULL video: https://bit.ly/3dTJpKZ
Congratulations Terry, 2021 Mentor of thee Year!
"Flying High: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles" | Shared Reading Library
Congratulations EVERFI, 2021 Partner of the Year!
Congratulations Phyllis Hines-Perdue, 2021 Volunteer of the Year!
Happy Birthday Everybody Wins DC!
Garrison Elementary Book Distribution
Power Readers: Ibijoke and Eva