Our Books on Break program puts books into the hands of students in need at two Chatham County Schools. Both of these school host over 90% of students on the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch program.
Our goal is to assure student have self-selected, and therefore high interest books to read during the summer. They are encouraged to read each day during the summer to assure they avoid the summer slide, and keep up with their more affluent peers.
Thank you for considering these rewarding volunteer activities.
- Book Sorts (May 4th and May 8th) – Help us sort books in Pittsboro, NC for a few hours of the day.
- Free Book Fair at Virginia Cross Elementary (May 31st and June 1st) – These volunteer opportunities include set up and working with the kids to help them select books.
- Free Book Fair at Siler City Elementary (June 5th and June 6th) – These volunteer opportunities include set up and working with the kids to help them select books.
Volunteering for the free book fair portions above is the BEST day ever! During this volunteer time, you will help children choose free books that they get to take home and keep FOREVER! You will hear the excitement from the kids during each class. It is an amazing experience.
Thank you for consdering these opportunities and for your support of the Chatham Education Foundation’s Books on Break program.