EWDC brings shared reading programs to public elementary schools throughout the District and Virginia to help change lives and improve outcomes for students, volunteers, and communities. Since 1995, EWDC’s shared reading programs have served thousands of students in need with books.
EWDC currently supports three shared reading programs: POWER LUNCH, THE BOOK PROJECT and STORYTIME
Power Lunch connects elementary school students with caring volunteers to read together once a week during the students’ lunch hour. No curriculum, no lesson plans. Just spending quality time together, reading books they enjoy. Through this connection with a caring adult, students build essential skills that will help them succeed both in and out of the classroom.
But Power Lunch is bigger than just the student. Everybody wins with Power Lunch!
Students Win By:
Schools Win By:
Volunteers Win By:
Partner Organizations Win By:
StoryTime exposes students to new ideas and opportunities through shared reading and storytelling events with special guests.
The Book Project
The Book Project fosters shared reading opportunities by giving away free books to students, classrooms, and community groups.