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La Junta Literacy graduates 13

By Bette McFarren / La Junta Tribune-Democrat

Posted Dec 9, 2019 at 12:41 PM Updated Dec 9, 2019 at 12:41 PM

The La Junta Literacy Program, guided by Sylvia Rocha, is now in its second year. On Wednesday the program graduated 13 third and fourth graders who have made excellent progress and are felt to no longer need the program. Other youngsters will be brought in to take their places.

AROUND TOWN: Children’s Literacy Center Vintner Dinner helps support reading tutor program for youngsters

By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com

December 8th, 2019

The Gazette

A black-tie vintner dinner for 255 at The Broadmoor on Oct. 26 will help hundreds of Colorado children with their reading, raising pledges for longtime area programs.

Impact of Colorado’s Children’s Literacy Center felt in classroom and on football field

Tutoring organization serves 15 locations across state, and helped one student play pro football

By JAMES BURKY | jburky@denverpost.com | The Denver Post

October 25, 2019 at 8:00 am

Paul Browning is living his dream of playing professional football thanks to the Children’s Literacy Center.

Children’s Literacy Center donates books to fight illiteracy in Colorado

KRDO

By: Suzie Ziegler

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – We sat down with program manager of the Pikes Peak Region and spokesperson from the Children’s Literacy Center Sandy McGraw to discuss their mission to improve literacy in Colorado.

McGraw tells us that in Colorado there are 27,000 children in third grade alone reading below their grade level.

Summer Reading Enrichment Programs Keep Kids Sharp 

By Reagan Foster

Southeast Express

June 5th, 2019

The days are getting longer and the sun shines most of the time. Trees are in leaf, the grass is green and if it rains on the occasional afternoon, that’s OK …  it’s just a way to beat the heat that is inevitably going to get stifling. 

Literacy Project yields positive results in La Junta

By Bette McFarren / La Junta Tribune-Democrat

Posted May 13, 2019 at 12:01 AM

The Children’s Literacy Project, under the direction of Sylvia Rocha, came to a successful conclusion this year in both Primary School and Intermediate School, all students having made measurable gains in basic skills.

Literacy Center gets local kids hooked on reading

Literacy Center gets local kids hooked on reading

24 October, 2018

By PAT HILL pat.hill@pikespeaknewspapers.com

There’s nothing like a dog to get kids to enjoy reading — and to be driven to excel. That’s how it is in Woodland Park at the Children’s Literacy Center.

A recent visit to the center, where the satellite location is the Woodland Park library, has kids excited about reading with Brandy, the Golden Retriever therapy dog, as the listener, true or not.

Literacy Center gets local kids hooked on reading

Literacy Center gets local kids hooked on reading

24 October, 2018

By PAT HILL pat.hill@pikespeaknewspapers.com

There’s nothing like a dog to get kids to enjoy reading — and to be driven to excel. That’s how it is in Woodland Park at the Children’s Literacy Center.

A recent visit to the center, where the satellite location is the Woodland Park library, has kids excited about reading with Brandy, the Golden Retriever therapy dog, as the listener, true or not.

Children’s Literacy Center receives generous gift of donated books for Book Lover’s Day

Aug 29, 2018 Updated Sep 5, 2018

The Arena Athletic Performance Center’s Trevor and Kitsen Goldberg donated boxes of books collected at their National Book Lover’s Day promotion to Ann Sulley from the Children’s Literacy Center. The Arena is an athletic training facility for athletes of any age and sport. The Children’s Literacy Center, a free one-on-one tutoring program, depends on donations from Colorado communities. Photo courtesy of Kitsen Goldberg