Enriching our Community: Learning to Serve, Serving to Read
Program Dates: Spring 2011 – Spring 2012
In September 2010, the MEPI Local Grants Program at the United States Consulate General in Jerusalem awarded TYO a grant for its “Enriching our Community: Learning to Serve, Serving to Read” program. This program used Scholastic’s My Arabic Library to teach nearly 400 children in Nablus to read.
The project engaged university students, mothers and TYO staff members in a workshop series promoting volunteerism and civic engagement as well as practical training in teaching literacy. Through these workshops, youth and women received the necessary training to teach children (ages 6-8) how to read.