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!
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StoryTime hosts small shared group readings between students and community leaders, authors, and other invited guests to help expose children to new ideas and opportunities.
Guest readers include: DC Attorney General, Karl Racine, Jamie Lee Curtis, Congressman John Lewis, Jarrett Krosoczka, Daniel Barash, At-Large Councilmember, Robert White and many more.
Check out our latest StoryTime featuring At-Large Councilmember, Robert White HERE.
The Book Project
The Book Project extends the power of shared reading from school to home by giving away FREE books to Power Lunch students to build their personal home libraries. Because access to books in the home is critical to successful reading development.
It also gives FREE books to other students and teachers to help support general shared reading activities. In school year 2018-2019, The Book Project distributed more than 4,000 books to students.
Books given away through The Book Project are directly sourced from EWDC's monthly books drives.
Interested in supporting The Book Project? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org