WCCCD Fifth Annual Reading Carnival Makes Reading Fun
DETROIT, May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Interactive programs, storytelling and exciting give aways will be included in a day of family fun at the Wayne County Community College District’s Fifth Annual Chancellor’s Reading Carnival for Children. The program will be held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19th at WCCCD’s Downtown Campus at 1001 W. Fort St. in Detroit.
The annual event is open to the public at no cost and aimed at providing a comfortable and fun environment for children in pre-K to 6th grade to get excited about reading and learning. Strong literacy skills are closely tied to academic and career success, and better quality of life, and tend to lead to generational improvement in academic performance, according to information garnered from the most recent National Adult Literacy Survey. More than 20 percent of adults nationwide read at or below a fifth grade level, far below the level needed to earn a living wage.
Refreshments, face painting and activities round out the Reading Carnival. Books and book bags also will be given to the children, while supplies last.
For more information, call 313-496-2510 or visit www.wcccd.edu.
About WCCCD: WCCCD, the largest urban community college in Michigan, is a multi-campus district with five campus locations, University Center and the Michigan Institute for Public Safety Education (MIPSE), serving 32 cities and townships, spanning more than 500 square miles. WCCCD is committed to the continued development of new programs, hosting community-based training sessions, improving student facilities and services. For more information visit: www.wcccd.edu.
The health, safety, and welfare of entire families are compromised. Illiteracy tends to be intergenerational, resulting in poor academic performance, and higher school dropout rates among school-age children in homes where caregivers cannot read. The inability to read dosage information on over-the-counter and prescription drugs is life threatening.
SOURCE Wayne County Community College District