We know that it’s imperative to get kids reading early, so our From Page to Stage Reading Initiative works directly with underserved schools, as defined by a Portrait of Sonoma, to promote literacy and instill a lifelong love of reading early in students’ careers.
Volunteers from the LBC visit selected underserved 3rd and 4th grade classrooms throughout the school year. These volunteers provide reading assistance and support materials to each classroom, and the students are able to keep the books, thereby bringing the activity of reading home with them. The Reading Program is coupled with School Show attendance to bring the books to life. Participants in the Reading Program are also provided an opportunity for a Q&A with the cast after the show, followed by a milk and cookies reception.