September 8, 2016
LACHESISM: The desire to be struck by disaster – to survive a plane crash, to lose everything in a fire, to plunge over a waterfall – to put a kink in the smooth arc of your life.
70% of inmates in American prisons cannot read above a fourth grade level.
“We are getting older, and we are getting freer. And when you get the wisdom and the truth, then you get the freedom and you get the power, and then you look out. Look out.”Melissa Etheridge
“Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.” Mark Twain
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” Helen Keller
Last week, we visited 40 daycares serving housing projects throughout Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Bronx to distribute literacy resources and take book orders. Books have shipped! 30 daycare directors are currently distributing their chosen assortment of classic children’s books to every child they serve. At our 10 Bronx daycares, every family is now enrolling to receive 1 new book every month from like-minded nonprofit, Imagination Library. Finally, every family receives their new book with a free subscription to Word Rebel‘s weekly email-text service, which makes daily literacy instruction effortless for hardworking families living below the poverty line.
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