1. Entice kids struggling with literacy into the program with enthusiastic encouragement, laughter and sports. Once students are at ease...
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STORY ABOUT US
FROM SPORTS TO READING.
We learned if you have fun with the kids by playing sports with them, give them positive reinforcement about how smart they are, inspire them to believe they can change the country, they will read out loud. When reading out loud and hearing others do the same, the kids begin to gain confidence which leads to more reading, which leads to more confidence, and on and on.
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THE BOOKS WE USE
A series of fictional sports books geared towards inner-city youth. We want kids to have inspiring books written without stereotypes. All-American sports stories, that just happen to be about black kids. These books wrap subtle character education around exciting, fictional sports stories that motivate kids to believe in themselves and to look forward to the future. The Last Eagle is a rhyming picture book about friendship and love. Rap Poems is a tongue twisting set of rhymes that has proven to put a smile on kids faces.
Author, Todd Hoover, has donated all books to the program.
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