Power Lunch is more than just a mentor and student reading together; it is about building a consistent, supportive relationship that sets students up for success. That’s why we want to ensure our students can still lean on and learn from their mentors while they are at home.
When COVID-19 shut down schools in March, EWDC launched Power Lunch Pen Pals to keep reading pairs connected via letters, emails, pictures, and more. Through Pen Pals, students talked about what they are reading, how they are feeling, or whatever else they so choose. Students and mentors were not be able to share a book in person, but were able to maintain a strong connection, something critically important during social distancing.
Participate in Power Lunch Pen Pals
Submissions for Power Lunch Pen Pals are now closed. We would like to give a huge thank you to our mentors, parents, and students for staying in touch in the absence of traditional program.