Join Us For The
Saturday, March 5th, 6-9 pm
for an evening of friendly competition and a little bit of healthy local rivalry
all in support of Read Muskegon’s mission of creating
a more literate Muskegon County.
Cash bar ~ Raffle
Prizes for high and low score, highest single word score
and most creative team name/costumes
6:00 Check-in, Food & Drinks
7:00 Games Begin
Register online at www.readmuskegon.org
For more information please contact Louise at 231-769-5985 or email@example.com
Read Muskegon relies on volunteers to provide the majority of our services. From 1-1 tutoring, to providing support in one of our classes, to helping at a family literacy event, there are a variety of ways you can make a difference. You don’t need to be a teacher to volunteer, just a desire to help someone change their life through the gift of improved literacy. We provide extensive training and ongoing support to all of our volunteers.
For more information, contact Sarah Klassen at 231-766-5040.
2016 Training Dates:
January 26 & 27
March 22 & 23
May 24 & 25
July 26 & 27
October 25 & 26
November 8 &9
All trainings are from 5:45 – 9:00 pm and are held at the Central United Methodist Church, 1011 2nd St., Muskegon.
An orientation is required prior to the training to provide you with a better understanding of our mission and the various volunteer opportunities.
In mid-December, we hosted our 2nd Annual Holiday Literacy Village for families involved in Read Muskegon programs, enrolled in local Head Starts or participating in other parent support programs. Parents and children made their way through nine stations, each focused on fun ways to build early literacy skills. Before heading home, each child was able to select several books to keep and each parent was provided with a literacy resource bag. Thank you to all of those who helped make this event possible including our many individual donors. And a big thanks to the Whitehall High School NHS students who got up bright and early on a Saturday morning to volunteer! The gift of literacy is one that will last a lifetime.
We are excited to announce that we will be moving our offices over the next few weeks. We have enjoyed the last several years working out of the Muskegon Area District Library offices on Airline Road and are thankful for their partnership, but our long-term goal has always been to move to downtown Muskegon so that we would be more accessible to our learners.
Our new office will be located in the heart of downtown, at Central United Methodist Church, 1011 2nd Street. The church is also the home of Kid’s Food Basket.
Over the next several weeks, we will still be providing services but our office space will be closed while we paint, move and reorganize. If you need to check out or return resources during that time, please contact Sarah at 766-5040 and she will arrange to meet you. Our phone numbers and mailing address will remain the same.
We’ll have an open house at our new space early in 2016. Hope to see you all there!
The October Family Literacy Dinner at EXIT was all about Halloween! The EXIT participants were able to decorate pumpkins with their families which was the highlight of the night. Special thanks to our friends at the Harbor Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Muskegon for providing a delicious dinner and to Todd Greiner Farms of Hart for donating the beautiful pumpkins.
Thanks to We Take Photographs for capturing our celebration, to Shelley Irwin for acting as our emcee, and to Hampton Green Farm and the Van Kampen, Boyer, Molinari Foundation for hosting our event and making sure over 95% of the funds raised during the evening will go directly to our programming.
Are you interested in understanding more about the issue of adult illiteracy and what Read Muskegon is doing to address it?
Are you passionate about literacy and want to know how you can participate in creating change?
Do you have ideas that you would like to share about how we could better serve our community?
Would you like to help us educate others about the issue?
Every other month, Read Muskegon hosts an informal breakfast conversation to raise awareness, build stronger partnerships, increase our volunteer pool, and get people talking. We meet from 8-9 a.m. at the Coastline Deli, Terrace Plaza, Muskegon.
Our next conversation is Friday, May 15th.
If you, or someone you know, would like to join us please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. or 231-769-5985
Read Muskegon celebrated Earth Day at our monthly Family Literacy Dinner at the EXIT alternative sentencing program. After a delicious dinner, we read “The Earth Book” by Todd Parr and talked about simple ways to help take care of our planet. The kids decided “We should not break the Earth”. We planted sunflowers to take home, read books as families, and spent a lot of time laughing. A big thank you to Bernie O’s for the donation of pizza, the Nichols Community Cares Team for donating books and home care products for the families to take home, and the Great Start Collaborative for their financial support of this program.