From Our Team: Amber Brookins
The Indy Learning Team partners with MLK Center to support daily reading program including: scholarships 1-1 tutoring, daily literacy skill instruction, daily read-loud, weekly creative writing, monthly book distribution and monthly distribution of Story Spot in A Bag.
"Before COVID, I could tell you what the next 6 months would look like, but now I can't tell you what the next 2 weeks will look like. The only thing I can do is be ready to move and pursue the same vision we have been working towards on a day to day basis.
COVID tried to take away the heartbeat of our program by taking away in-person interaction. This slowly pushes kids behind. It is very important we continue doing our reading program because there are so many kids that need the extra support and instruction to become a great reader. Over the last few years, we have seen the impact on the kids in our literacy program. They are able to identify letters at a young age, sound out words and write. This puts them on a good reading track for the future."