Welcome to the District 6920 Literacy website! Basic Education and Literacy is one of the District's areas of focus. In 2021-2022, a plurality (19 of the 42) of the club projects receiving District Grant funds were in the Basic Education and Literacy focus area. The projects represent a total commitment of $54,577.42 in money, but are unmeasurable in the commitment of time and effort, and priceless in the lifelong impact they have on the lives of the young -- our future.
Here you will find ideas for literacy projects, links to potential partners, and descriptions of projects that proved successful. Use them as models for your club! If your club has succeeded with a Basic Education and Literacy project and would like to share its story, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.Some Literacy Project Ideas from Past District Literacy Chair Jeanette Caneega (pdf)
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<<<< Dolly Parton's Imagination Library >>>>
"Dolly Parton Teams with Rotary International to Promote Early Childhood Reading"
"ATLANTA (March 6, 2009) - Entertainment legend and philanthropist Dolly Parton announced a groundbreaking partnership Friday between her Dollywood Foundation and Rotary International to promote early childhood reading."
"In an agreement approved by the leadership of Rotary International and the Dollywood Foundation, Rotary clubs in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom will support the Dollywood Foundation's Imagination Library program, which provides books to children from birth until they enter kindergarten. Through the joint leadership of all three Georgia Rotary District Governors, all Rotary clubs in the state will be encouraged to participate."
The Imagination Library partners with Local Affiliates and Partners who help bring the program to cities, towns and communities around the world. Local Affiliates can be businesses, school districts, small or large organizations, or simply individuals who share in the mission and purpose of the Imagination Library.
Local Affiliates are responsible for enrolling children who live within the geographical area they offered the program in. They promote their local programs online and at events. While the Imagination Library negotiates wholesale pricing for the books, the Local Affiliates and Partners are responsible for securing funds to cover that cost. Books are 100% free to enrolled children because their Local Affiliate has secured funds to cover the cost of the books and the shipping fees
<<<< Four Way Test Coloring Book >>>>
Created by members of the Rotary Club of Millen, GA along with
primary school teachers and school board officials during the
1991-92 Rotary year. This fantastic coloring book teaches children
all about the virtues of The Four-Way Test with stories that
they can easily relate to. The target group is first or second grade
students. Provide these coloring books to the same grade every year.
Teachers love them!