Boys and Girls Club Child Literacy Program

The goal of the Boys and Girls Club Child Literacy project is to sharpen reading skills of academically challenged children at the Boys and Girls Club, while cultivating an excitement for reading and learning.

The Child Literacy Program at the Boys & Girls Club experienced another successful year in 2011-2012.  Summer shifts were on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and began in June 2011.  Our volunteers spent almost 800 minutes reading with students, and JLOC gave away more than 175 books during June and July.  The fall shifts were on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and began in early September 2011.  Each shift averaged about 10 students, and we again gave away more than 175 books.  Spring shifts were on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and began in late January 2012.  Throughout the spring, volunteers spent over 1600 minutes reading with students, and more than 185 books were handed out.

Club director A.Jaye Johnson was instrumental in setting up a KOCO News 5 story featuring JLOC and the impact our members have at the Club.  A.Jaye also designated one of his staff members to specifically help JLOC volunteers during Reading Club.  Ms. Sharon did an amazing job of determining which students would participate in the program each semester and making sure they were attending on a regular basis. 

Through Reading Club, JLOC volunteers continue to help students improve their literacy skills, develop a passion for reading and increase their confidence.  A.Jaye has mentioned several students who were once struggling with schoolwork but are now earning much better grades because our volunteers were there to work with them on a weekly basis.   

The program operates on summer afternoons from 1:00pm-4:00pm plus fall and spring evenings from 5:30pm-7:00pm.  

Memorial Park Club located at the corner of N. Western and N.W. 36th Street 

Boys and Girls Club Mission Statement:  To inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.


Click on the image below to view photos from the 2011.12 Boys and Girls Project